The US organization

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Historical Context Essay

During the late sixties, militant protestors expressed the burgeoning black power ethos in a multitude of forms. In Autumn 1965, seven young African-Americans — Samuel Carr-Damu (Ngao Damu), Tommy Jacquette-Mfikiri (Halifu), Hakim Jamal, Brenda Haiba Karenga, Maulana Karenga, Karl Key-Hekima, Ken Seaton-Msemaji and Sanamu Nyeusi — founded a new organisation on the basis on nationalist cultural principles. Using the mass media access increasingly available to radical dissidents, the small West Coast group known as ‘US’ became a central force in an expanding, autonomous national movement, occupying a unique place amongst the umbrella organisations of black power politics.

According to Maulana Karenga, who rapidly became the …

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Torrubia, Rafael. "The US organization". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 February 2012
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]

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  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s