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Organization and Spontaneity
by Kimathi Mohammed
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