ADIRE CLOTH. All rights reserved,
University of Denver Museum of Anthropology.

A Conversation With Participants
in the
Black Empowerment Movement
Within the Unitarian Universalist Association

January 20, 2001

Edited by Alicia McNary Forsey
A Publication of Starr King School for the Ministry


Alex PoinsettBette SikesDavid Parke Donald McKinneyGwen ThomasHarold Wilson

Ione Vargus Jack MendelsohnJoe SamplesRoy Ockert Victor CarpenterWinifred Norman

The concept of Black Power . . . is a call for Black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations and to support those organizations. It is a call to reject the racist institutions and values of this society. The concept of Black Power rests on the fundamental premise: Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks. By this we mean that group solidarity is necessary before a group can operate effectively from a bargaining position of strength in a pluralistic society.

Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton Black Power, 1967


Copyright 2006 Alicia McNary Forsey.  Last edited on Monday 30 October 2006.


 Universalism Timeline Our Unitarian Heritage A History of Unitarianism In Their Own Words
The Role of the Dissenter Jesus and Devine Disorder Article by Alcal
Christianismi restitutio
The Earl Morse Wilbur Rare Book Collection

Pacific Unitarian Universalist