Date of Award

Spring 5-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


War and Society

First Advisor

Charissa Threat

Second Advisor

Mateo Jarquin

Third Advisor

Kyle Longley


Utilizing newspapers, journals and pamphlets, this thesis examines the ways that the Black Power movement, primarily in the 1960’s connected with East Asian countries.

Differentiating between the Black Power and the Civil Rights groups, this thesis will show why and how the Black Power movement needed international allies such as China and Vietnam.

Showing that the connection between the East Asia and Black Power groups was due to racism, imperialism, and Maoism, I argue that Black Power individuals/groups were influenced by East Asia and saw these countries as a blueprint for revolution in America. This thesis also analyzes the significance of this connection amidst the Cold War and the Soviet-Sino split. Furthermore, this thesis will prove that without the connection to East Asia, the Black Power movement would not have been as successful as it was.

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