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Black Power Exhibition Resource Guide: Black Power 50

Resources to complement the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's "Black Power!' exhibition (2017). Guide by Amanda Belantara.

About the Editors

Sylviane A. Diouf is a curator and the director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Anaylsis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.  She is author of Slavery's Exiles, Servants of Allah, and Dreams of Africa in Alabama, which received the Wesley-Logan Prize from the American Historical Association and the Sulzby Award from the Alabama Historical Association.  Diouf is a recipient of the Rosa Parks Award, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award and the Pen and Brush Achievement Award.

Komozi Woodard is a professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College.  He is the author of A Nation Within a Nation and the editor of The Black Power Movement, Part 1; Freedom North; Groundwork and Want to Start a Revolution?

About Black Power 50

Black Power burst onto the world scene in 1966 with ideas, politics, and fashion that opened the eyes of millions of people across the globe.  In the United States, the movement spread like wildfire: high school and college youth organized black student unions; educators created black studies programs; Black Power conventions gathered thousands of people from all walks of life; and books, journals, bookstores, and publishing companies spread Black Power messages and imagery throughout the country and abroad.  The Black Arts Movement inspired the creation of some eight hundred black theaters and and cultural centeres, where a generation of writers and artists forged a new and enduring cultural vision.

Black Power 50 includes original interviews with key figures from the movement, essays from today's leading Black Power scholars, and over one hundred stunning images, offering a beautiful and compelling introduction to this pivotal movement.


Watch Black Power 50 Talks from Schomburg Livestream

Find Black Power 50 at NYPL