Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People
History and Memory

Simanga, Michael
Publisher:  Palgrave Macmillan US
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  191pp   ISBN:  978-0-230-11215-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX20048

This study of the Congress of African People (CAP) combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement.

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Publisher's Description:

This important look at CAP combines historical research and analysis with the author's first-hand experience with the organization, providing the first historical narrative of a consequential player in the Black Power Movement.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)
- Introduction
- Born into the Storm
- Black Power: The Context of CAP
- The Founding of CAP and Emergence of Amiri Baraka as a National Political Leader
- The Black Arts Movement and CAP
- Ideology and Ideological Development
- Maulana Karenga, Amiri Baraka, and Kawaida
- Amina Baraka and the Women in CAP
- Revolutionary Kawaida
- CAP and the United Front
- Transition to Marxism
- Black Marxist-Leninists and the New Communist Movement
- Transformed
- Lessons

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