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The Institute of the Black World (IBW) is a think tank that focuses on providing a forum for intellectuals, scholars, and activists to convene to address issues pertaining to people of African descent within the diaspora. It is the first institute of its kind and seeks to promote the economic, political, and social policy reforms needed to redress the current conditions of Black people.

Historical Background
Political Impetus

The political climate during the 1960s provided the impetus for the founding of the Institute of the Black World. Additionally, the Black Power movement and Black radical tradition propelled the creation of the institution. Among its first efforts was to advocate strongly for the institutionalizion of Black studies as a credible disciplinary ...

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