black power movement

Before Black Lives Matter, the Black Power Movement Called for Freedom From White Supremacy

In the late 1960s and 70s, decades before Black Lives Matter was founded, the Black Power movement was fighting for the right of Black Americans to be free of white supremacy. The term “Black Power,” made famous by activist Stokely Carmichael, demands that Black Americans have the freedom to create economic, political and cultural power of their own. NBCLX explores the history of both movements and what links them together.