James S. Bowen


The rise in militancy among Black American youth was one of the most seminal and significant phenomena of the late 1960's, because of the decisive social and political changes it engendered in the lives of Black people and in several other sectors of United States society. This article examines the history and etiology of Black students in the campus and urban turmoil of that period. This examination should be seen in tandem with several recently published appraisals of the civil rights and youth-student protest movements of the 1960s-70s. Most of these evaluations have focused on the role of white students in the social unrest of that era.

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