After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
Organization and Spontaneity
Published by On Our Own Authority
134p, b&w, softcover, 5.5"x8.5"
"Originally published in 1974, Organization & Spontaneity was a response to key contradictions of the late 1960s and early 1970s Black freedom movement, and an organizational critique of the Black Panther Party and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Kimathi Mohammed deserves to be recognized as among the most original political theorists of the Black Power movement in the United States. In contrast to many political thinkers of the Civil Rights and Black Power era, his work emphasized the self-organization of ordinary African Americans and their liberating, self-directed activism.
Mohammed placed forward his critique of would-be Black vanguards at a time when most prominent Black Power activists