What did the Black Power supporters want to achieve during the 1960s and 1970s?

Most Black Power supporters rejected the old civil rights strategies.

They suggested a new strategy based on black control of the schools, stores, and other institutions in the black community. Some urged creation of separate black political parties.

Others felt there should be a separate black state. But the main idea was to achieve black pride, black dignity, and black self-determination.

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