Mashaal Masha
Many intellectual histories of the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s rely heavily on essays and other explicitly ideological works as primary sources, a tendency that can overrepresent the perspectives of a small number of thinkers, most of whom were male. Historian Ashley D. Farmer has shown that expanding the array of primary sources to encompass more types of print material--including political cartoons, advertisements, and artwork--leads to a much better understanding of the movement and the crucial and diverse roles that Black women played in shaping it.

Which choice best describes the main idea of the text?
Difficulty: Medium
A: 

Farmer's methods and research have enriched the historical understanding of the Black Power movement and Black women's contributions to it.

B: 

Before Farmer's research, historians had largely ignored the intellectual dimensions of the Black Power movement.

C: 

Other historians of the Black Power movement have criticized Farmer's use of unconventional primary sources.

D: 

The figures in the Black Power movement whom historians tend to cite would have agreed with Farmer's conclusions about women's roles in the movement.

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