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African American Studies: Radicalism

Microfilm Collections

The Black Power Movement.  Part 1. Amiri Baraka, from Black Arts to Black Radicalism

ReCap Microfilm 11800           Online guide        Printed guide (FilmB) E185.615.B521         9 reels

The collection documents Amiri Baraka’s leadership role in the Black Arts Movement and activism in the Black Power Movement.


The Black Power Movement Part 2. The Papers of Robert F. Williams

ReCap Microfilm 11744           Online guide        Printed guide (FilmB) E185.615.B522          26 reels

“The Robert F. Williams Papers cover Williams’s career from his leadership of the Union County, North Carolina, NAACP branch in the 1950s and early 1960s,through his life in exile in Cuba and China between 1961 and 1969, to his return to the United States in 1969, and his local activism in Baldwin, Michigan, from the mid-1970s until his death in 1996.”


The Black Power Movement Part 3. Papers of the Revolutionary Action Movement, 1962-1996

ReCap Microfilm 11801    Online guide    Printed guide (FilmB) E185.615.B523          17 reels

Reproduces the writings and correspondence of Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford); RAM internal documents; records on allied organizations, including African Peoples Party, Black Liberation Army, Black Panther Party, Black United Front, Black Workers Congress, Institute of Black Studies, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Republic of New Africa, and Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; rare serial publications, including Black America, Soulbook, Unity and Struggle, Black Vanguard, Crossroads, and Jihad News; and, government documents such as the FBI file on Max Stanford, testimony about RAM’s role in the urban rebellions, and subject files covering key leaders associated with RAM including Malcolm X, Robert F. Williams, Amiri Baraka, and Assata Shakur, as well as on subjects such as the Black Power Conferences, the reparations movement, political prisoners, and more.


The Black Power Movement Part 4. The League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1965-1976

ReCap Microfilm 11876      Online guide    Printed guide (FilmB) E185.615.B524          3 reels

“This collection of records of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW) consists of the files collected by General Gordon Baker Jr., one of the founding members of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) in 1968 and the LRBW in 1969.”


FBI files on Black extremist organizations.

ReCap Microfilm 12456          Printed guide (FilmB) E185.615 .F534 2005        8 reels

Part 1 contains Cointelpro files on black hate groups and investigation of the Deacons for Defense and Justice.