black power

noun, often capitalized B&P

Definition of black power

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

1954

First Known Use of black power

1954


BLACK POWER Defined for English Language Learners

black power

noun, often capitalized B&P

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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