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The Appearance of Unity

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780195152623
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849345 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.003.0008
The Appearance of Unity

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This chapter follows the use of women as symbols in the fractured politics of the Black Power Movement. As the movement for black liberation fragmented, images of the beautiful black woman and calls for stylistic conformity were frequently employed in attempts to forge a unified black identity and to maintain solidarity within black political organizations.

Keywords: Black Power Movement; black women; black identity; black political organizations

Chapter.  8714 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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