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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: A Point Where Caution End

Clip: Season 13 | 2m 35s

A 1968 speech by Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver sets the stage for a contemporary reaction by singer Erykah Badu about how African American self-defense and community empowerment was depicted by the mainstream media and politicians as acts of radical aggression.

Aired: 02/09/12

Rating: TV-PG

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