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Black Power in the Caribbean$
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Kate Quinn

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049090

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049090.001.0001

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Black Power in the Political Thought of Antigua and Barbuda

Black Power in the Political Thought of Antigua and Barbuda

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Black Power in the Caribbean

Paget Henry

University Press of Florida

This chapter frames the Black Power movement of the 1960s as part of a broader historical stream of the black radical tradition. Black Power in the political thought of Antigua and Barbuda is traced from eighteenth century anti-colonial resistance through to twentieth century manifestations such as Garveyism and anticolonial nationalism. It analyses the political career of V. C. Bird and his shift from black democratic socialism to an embrace of state capitalism and black laborism. Turning to new formulations of Black Power in the 1960s, the chapter then analyses the development of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement led by Tim Hector. Heavily influenced by C. L. R. James, the ACLM brought issues of class, race and gender liberation into a new socialist discourse, challenging the compromises of the post-independence era.

Keywords:   Black Radical Tradition, Black Power, Antigua and Barbuda, Garveyism, Anti-colonial nationalism, Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM), Tim Hector, C. L. R. James, Socialism

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