This is a paper that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement influence. The paper also contains further questions that are relating to the topic.
Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement influence
1. How did the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement influence the development of Black psychology? How have black psychologists worked to address issues of inequality raised by civil rights and black power activists of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s?
2. As early as the 1930s, black family structure became a central focus of psychological and sociological studies. Write an essay in which you explore two or more of the issues black psychologists have recently (in the last twenty years) identified as challenges within black family life. How have black psychologists and psychologists have worked to address these concerns?
3. How did African American women writers within the Black Arts Movement work to highlight the historical traumas of their forebears through their literature. What themes, images, and literary devices did they rely on to tell stories about the gendered inequalities they experienced in and outside of their communities?
4. 6) Although he is most often remembered for two poems—“I, Too,” and “Montage of a Dream Deferred”. Langston Hughes was also a pioneer in developing queer black literary traditions. Hughes’s work set the tone for modern black queer writers to highlight the nuances in African American life. Also, the interracial inequalities that prevail among African American people. How have black queer writers worked to build on the work of Langston Hughes to tell new stories about black life and culture? Be sure to highlight the work of AT LEAST ONE black queer writer in your essay.
5. How did the Cold War help and hinder the progress of the African American Civil Rights Movement that spanned from the 1950s into the 1970s? In what ways were leading activists like Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, Diane Nash, Malik El Hajj Shabazz (Malcolm X), and others helped and hindered by the political climate of the Cold War Era?
6. What were some of the factors that contributed to the rise of Second Wave black feminism in the 1960s and 1970s? Who were the leading voices among black feminist thinkers at this time? In what ways, did this shift in the feminist movement impact American public discourse about race and gender?
7. Write an essay in which you explore the intersections between African decolonial thought and the arguments of black American civil rights leaders. In what ways were African Americans influenced by the decolonization movement in Africa? To what extent did African decolonization advocates draw on the U.S. American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s? In your essay discuss at least one black intellectual from continental Africa and one from the United States.