"The Black Radical Tradition was an accretion, over generations, of collective intelligence gathered from struggle. In the daily encounters and petty resistances to domination, slaves had acquired a sense of the calculus of oppression as well as its overt organization and instrumentation. These experiences lent themselves to a means of preparation for more epic resistance movements."
Cedric G. Robinson
Departments of Black Studies & Political Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Making of the Black Radical Tradition