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Reply to "The Civil Rights Movement is dead and the Hip-Hop Gen X'ers, need a reason."

I strongly believe that the Civil Rights movement died at the end of the 1960's. The movement that has existed for the past 30 years is the Black Power/Black Nationlist Movement as it was brought to the forefront in the 1990's. Actually, I think that the Black Power/Black Nationlist Movement has always been in existence since the first slave came to the shores of the New World. Examples of this are the overthrow of the French in Haiti, Marcus Garvey and UNIA which boasted 1 million members in the U.S. alone at the turn of the 20th century, the Black Panther movement, the N.O.I., Malcolm X, the Mau Mau, etc. Once you realize all of the years that Black Power was the pervasive ideology, I think that you'll see it[The Civil Rights Movement] was only a small part of a larger human rights movement.

Importantly, I believe for young black people to get ahead today they need to get a "throw-back" ideology from Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X L'Oveture Toussaint and others who have been successful in carrying out their goals.

Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each other just because we believe in different methods, or tactics, or strategy. We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free humans in this society
Malcolm X, 1965
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