Definition of Black Power noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Black Power

BrE BrE//ˌblæk ˈpaʊə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌblæk ˈpaʊər//
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a movement supporting rights and political power for black people Culture The Black Power movement was important among African Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. The expression ‘Black Power’ was used officially by the Black Panthers. A black power salute was made by holding up a fist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Black Power