A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown

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By Elaine Brown

Brown's account of her existence on the maximum degrees of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. greater than a trip via a turbulent time in American heritage, this can be the tale of a black woman's conflict to outline herself.

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Charles Valentine, in a publication, Black Studies and Anthropology: Political and Scholarly Interests, defines the importance of Black Studies in correcting the position in anthropology (sociology and psychology, political science, history, and education as well) that Black folks have no culture. Prior to the publication of Melville J. Herskovits’s Myth of the Negro Past, in 1941, the only position articulated within the ranks of established social science was the notion that Black folks were stripped of their culture before coming to the New World.

20. Frances S. , The New World Negro (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1966); Melville J. Herskovits, The Myth of the Negro Past (New York: Harper, 1941); J. C. , Caribbean Studies: A Symposium (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1957); George E. Simpson, “The Belief System of Haitian Vodun,” American Anthropologist 47 (1945): 35–59; Lorenzo D. Turner, Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949); Richard D. Waterman, “African Influence on the Music of the Americans,” in Acculturation in the Americas, Sol Tax, ed.

Some departments and programs offer a hodgepodge of courses that have evolved over time in response to student interest and faculty availability. Many departments and programs, particularly those with small faculties, need to determine what they can do best with their resources. Some have specific strengths upon which to build; others need to reconsider where they want to concentrate their resources. Unless they have the faculty and the administrative support, many departments and programs cannot offer successful comprehensive Africana studies courses.

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