The Black Revolt

  • James Boggs
Keywords: Race, Inequality

Abstract

I am here to speak to you about the American Revolution which as of now is primarily a Black Revolution. I want to say right here that in the American Revolution, as in every great revolution, it is the issues and grievances, as well as what the counter-revolution does or will do, which will decide where the revolution will go. Not any particular insight on my part or on the part of any individual. As I say in my book The American Revolution: Sometimes the revolution is started by its opponents who by some act arouse the masses to anger and action. Sometimes a very marked improvement in living conditions inculcates in the masses a belief that there is no limit to what they should or can have. Sometimes it is just seeing one segment of the population living so much better than the rest.
Published
1964-01-03
Section
Articles