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Title: African American Radicals and Revolutionary Cuba from 1959 until the Black Power Years
Authors: Benvenuti, Alberto
Keywords: African AmericansBlack PowerBlack Freedom MovementCuban RevolutionBlack internationalism
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Alberto Benvenuti "African American Radicals and Revolutionary Cuba from 1959 until the Black Power Years" in: Leonardo Buonomo and Elisabetta Vezzosi (edited by) "Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom. Selected Papers from the 22nd AISNA Biennial International Conference", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp.129-137
Abstract: 
This article sheds light on the relations between certain African American radical activists and Fidel Castro’s Cuba from 1959 until the Black Power movement. Contextualizing these relations within the framework of the non-alignment movement, the article demonstrates that the alliance between the most militant wing of the black freedom struggle and revolutionary Cuba allowed several African Americans to develop leftwing-oriented ideologies—such as socialism, third-world support and anti-imperialism—which inspired the Black Power movement. Finally, the article shows that Cuba represented for some black activists a “bridge” to Africa and Asia due to the important role that the island played in the decolonization process of the sixties and seventies.
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/11634
ISBN: 978-88-8303-689-7
eISBN: 978-88-8303-690-3
Appears in Collections:Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom

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