“Black Power is totally linked to all African struggles worldwide. Africans have known slavery and colonialism for centuries. These struggles are one and the same for the African Revolution and cannot be separated although they are geographically dispersed. The task of imperialism is to divide and rule, isolate and dominate. The aim of capitalism is not only to isolate the African Revolution to its divided ‘countries’ on our motherland and to the ‘countries’ of our dispersion, but also to destroy the continuity of struggle in these areas. Thus, Black Power had nothing to do with isolated slave revolts, nothing to do with the Honorable Marcus Garvey, nothing to do with the urban rebellions of the 1900’s, 1920’s and 1940’s, nothing to do with Richard Wright’s book of the 50’s, Black Power, dedicated to Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, etc., etc., etc. History is the unbroken march of struggle to advance humanity. Thus all struggles are connected, some more strongly than others. Black Power emerged among the masses in the 60’s because of centuries of struggles by Africans worldwide, and that is why it affected Africans worldwide.”

Source: Black Power. pg. 195.


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