black power

black power

noun, often capitalized B&P

: the use of political and economic power by African-Americans especially as part of a social movement to promote equality and racial justice in the 1960s

Full Definition of BLACK POWER

:  the mobilization of the political and economic power of American blacks especially to compel respect for their rights and improve their condition

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