Statement by Committee of Negro Churchmen, 1966

“We regard as sheer hypocrisy or as a blind and dangerous illusion the view that opposes love to power. Love should be a controlling element in power, but what love opposes is precisely the misuse and abuse of power, not power itself.”

“‘Black Power’ Statement by National Committee of Negro Churchmen. NewYork Times. July 31, 1966.

This is just one of the great lines taken out of this document. There was great discussion among the black [Christian] communities about what this outcry of “Black Power” meant.


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