Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad

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In Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement a wealth of material from Ahmad’s personal archive--letters, speeches, financial records, and more--are augmented with FBI files and other primary sources. The collection sheds light on 1960s radicalism, politics, and culture, and provides an ideal foundation for coursework in African-American studies, radical studies, post-Colonial studies.

The Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) formed in 1962 among undergraduates at Central State College. RAM engaged in voter registration drives, organized local economic boycotts, and held free history classes at its North Philadelphia office. The group soon expanded its efforts, supporting demonstrations in the southern United States to end segregation and fighting to eliminate police brutality against the African-American community. Muhammad Ahmad, a protégé of Malcolm X, was instrumental in RAM’s activities.

This collection provides scholars with unique and insightful documents covering individuals, organizations, issues, and events related to the civil rights movement: H. Rap Brown, New York v. Herman Benjamin Ferguson, law enforcement, Nation of Islam, SNCC, reparations, and much more.

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"The content of Archives Unbound makes it an excellent resource for students doing research in political science, history, or ethnic studies, as well as multidisciplinary research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." --Choice, March 2011 

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