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Omali Yeshitela
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Social justice and economic development for the African community: Why I became a revolutionary

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Unknown Binding, 28 pages
Published 1997 by Burning Spear Uhuru
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Dec 02, 2009 Marshall rated it liked it
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This is more a pamphlet than a book. It's a brief history and explanation of the Uhuru movement in St. Petersburg. It started in the 60's as a violent black power movement, like the Black Panthers, but it has evolved into a nonviolent, articulate, and somewhat self-sufficient community, and has spread to different cities.

They realized that violence doesn't work, and neither does begging whites for scraps of power, and focused instead on empowering themselves economically. They started several bu
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•Tore down offensive, racist mural from City Hall of St Petersburg, Fl in 1966 for which I was sentenced to 5 years of prison.
•Founded The Burning Spear newspaper 1968
•Founded the African People's Socialist Party, 1972
•Held the First Tribunal on Reparations for African People in the U.S. in Brooklyn, 1982
•Sponsored the Oakland Summer Project 1984 and placed Measure O (Community Control of Housing
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