Kwame Nkrumah on Black Power

“What is Black Power? By Black Power we mean the power of the four-fifths of the world population which has been systematically damned into a state of underdevelopment by colonialism and neo-colonialism. In other words, Black Power is the sum total of the economic, cultural and political power which the black man must have in order to achieve his survival in a highly developed technical society, and in a world ravaged by imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism and fascism.”

— Kwame Nkrumah, Axioms of Kwame Nkrumah (NY: International Publishers, 1969), p. 28.

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