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November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)


In Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement, a wealth of material from Ahmad’s personal archive – letters, speeches, financial records and more – are augmented with FBI files and other primary sources. The collection sheds light on 1960s radicalism, politics and culture, and provides an ideal foundation for coursework in African-American studies, radical studies, post-Colonial studies
and social history.

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Date Range: 1962-1999
Content: 17,210 pages
Source Library: Personal Collection of Dr. Muhammad Ahmad

The Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) formed in 1962 among undergraduates at Central State College. RAM engaged in voter registration drives, organized local economic boycotts and held free history classes at its North Philadelphia office. The group soon expanded its efforts, supporting demonstrations in the southern U.S. to end segregation and fighting to eliminate police brutality against the African-American community.  Muhammad Ahmad, a protégé of Malcolm X, was instrumental in RAM’s activities.

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This collection provides scholars with unique and insightful documents covering individuals, organizations, issues and events related to the civil rights movement: H. Rap Brown, New York v. Herman Benjamin Ferguson, law enforcement, Nation of Islam, SNCC, reparations and much more.

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