“The racial and cultural personality of the black community must win its freedom while preserving its cultural integrity. Integrity includes a pride — in the sense of self-acceptance, not chauvinism — in being, in the historical attainments and contributions of black people. No person can be healthy, complete and mature if he must deny a part of himself; that is what ‘integration’ has required thus far. This is the essential difference between integration as it is currently practiced and the concept of Black Power.”

Source: Kwame Ture and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 55. 1967. 

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