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Rastafarians in the Eastern Caribbean

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Campbell,Horace (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
December, 1980
Mona, Jamaica: Extra Mural Dept. of the University College of the West Indies
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Rastafarian movement
"The limitations of the philosophy of black power emerged when the leaders of this popular movement failed to link the spontaneous protest to the organized activities of the working class and farmers. ...The experiences of the National Joint Action Committee and the National Union of Freedom Fighters led to a re-examination of the all-class notion of race, and new political groupings emerged or gathered strength as they sought clarification and answers to the pressing problems of the people. ...The rise of these popular and democratic organizations marked a new turning point, but the failure of some these groups to root their movement in their own historical specificity with the distorted and uneven development of the proletarian masses, led to the growth of the Rasta movement among the youth." (author)