The Regulator welcomes Nishani Frazier, author of Harambee City: The Congress of Racial Equality in Cleveland and the Rise of Black Power Populism, for a reading and book signing.
BLACK POWER! It was a phrase that consumed the American imagination in the ‘60s and ‘70s and inspired a new agenda for black freedom. The black power movement embodied more than media stereotypes of gun-toting, dashiki-wearing black radicals; the movement opened new paths to equality through political and economic empowerment. By providing an understanding of the tensions between black power and the mainstream civil rights movement as they manifested themselves as both local and national forces, Harambee City sheds new light on how CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) became one of the most dynamic civil rights organizations in the black power era.
Nishani Frazier is associate professor of History at Miami University. She is the coeditor, with Manning Marable and John McMillan, of Freedom on My Mind: The Columbia Documentary History of the African American Experience.