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Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities
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Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Rychetta Watkins

Abstract

Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The “guerilla” figure—taking the form of the black-leather-clad revolutionary within the Black Panther Party—has become an iconic trope in American popular culture. That politically radical figure, however, has been shaped as much by Asian American cultural discourse as by African American political ideology. From the Asian-African Conference held in April of 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia, onward to the present, Afro-Asian political collaboration has been active and influenti ... More

Keywords: afros, dashikis, collective memory, Black Power, Black Panther Party, American popular culture, Asian American literature, political ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617031618
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.001.0001

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Rychetta Watkins, author

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