History of the Black Nationalism Movement


This movement took place during the times of 1960’s to early 70’s.

  • Martin Delany who was an African American abolitionist is referred to as the grandfather of this huge impactful movement.
  • Not only a political movement, but this was also an important social situation.
  • This event indeed took place in America but exactly amongst African Americans who led the movement.
  • It is also said that back in the days to Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association infused the Black Nationalism movement. Not only that, but the great success of the Haitian Revolution also contributed to this movement.
  • Among the many reasons, one reason was the sending back of the slaves of Liberia or Sierra Leone to their own country became a common theme in the 19th
  • The Marcus Garvey’s popular movement of 1920 was started with the aim to awaken the black with a group feeling and a sense of belonging for oneself and the others.
  • Eventually, a sense of economic power and love towards their community also got developed.
  • Many amongst them who were indeed strong supporters of this black movement also demanded a creation of a separate black nation with the powerful support of African American.
  • At times, they assumed that they will indeed be successful in creating this separate black nation.
  • The Black Nationalist even decided at a point to truly support and establish their unique identity as black people which they were faithfully proud of into the minds of the American dominant white nation.
  • They took out rallies and carried with them slogans that sang the feeling of their hearts.
  • In a strong and powerful voice, they shouted for their rights with some slogans like “black power” and “black is beautiful”.
  • It was the Black Nationalism that led to Afro-centrism.
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