‘We're a Winner’: Popular Music and the Black Power Movement

  title={‘We're a Winner’: Popular Music and the Black Power Movement},
  author={G. Freeland},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  pages={261 - 288}
  • G. Freeland
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Social Movement Studies
Ideological conviction and emotional courage are critical characteristics of successful political and social movements. The Black Power Movement (BPM), which rose out of the struggle for political and social rights associated with the Civil Rights Movement (CRM), possessed characteristics of ideological conviction and emotional courage. In contrast to the CRM, the BPM called for a more active political challenge and cultural consciousness-based programs to accompany the struggle for rights. The… Expand
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