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Reference sources, like dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs, provide you with background information and context on a topic. These resources are useful for finding definitions, histories, timelines, biographies, lists of readings, etc.
Here is an entry I found in the Credo Reference database about "Black power" from the Encyclopedia of American Studies that seems to relate to the relationship between black women and the black power movement.
"The black power movement was itself criticized for defining black liberation in masculinist terms and for its views of women and homosexuality."
The references at the end point to a potentially helpful book by Michele Wallace, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman. It's a book that "criticizes sexism in the black community and black nationalism in the 1960s."
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