black power

noun, often capitalized B&P
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

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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1954

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Definition of black power for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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