By Peniel E. Joseph
Joseph argues that the 1965 balloting Rights Act burst a dam retaining again radical democratic impulses. This political explosion first and foremost took the shape of the Black energy circulation, conventionally adjudged a failure. Joseph resurrects the stream to clarify its unfairly forgotten achievements.
Told throughout the lives of activists, intellectuals, and artists, together with Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Amiri Baraka, Tupac Shakur, and Barack Obama, Dark Days, brilliant Nights will make coherent a fraught half-century of fight, reassessing its effect on American democracy and the bigger world.
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