I think when you really get to the heart of the the problem of gender relations in the Black power movement of the 1960’s, and the attitudes of Black male revolutionaries toward women, an important starting point could very well be Malcolm X, and his autobiography.
Malcolm X had some very problematic views on women.
One of the main ones was his belief in women as the weaker sex, believing that in a proper relationship they occupied a subservient role. An early example of this is when he blames his father’s physical abuse on his mother, because she was educated and “couldn’t resist the temptation to correct an educated man.” (pg. 4) Saying that her laying “smooth words on him” (pg. 4) caused this abuse. He later goes on to blame male infidelity on “domineering, complaining, demanding wives who had just about psychologically castrated their husbands.” (pg. 95) Further claiming that “More wives could keep their husbands if they if they realized their greatest urge is to be men” (women are presented as rampant cheaters whom he views very harshly, but Malcolm doesn’t speculate on the cause of female infidelity). Malcolm is also taught “to be distrustful of most women.”
Malcolm advises that “all women, by their nature are fragile and weak: they are attracted to the male in whom they see strength” (pg. 96)
To be fair, despite this, Malcolm had some pretty progressive views on black female sex workers (the prostitutes he lives with in Harlem, the dominatrix he drops men off with), and the utility of black business women (Gladys Hampton, his gambling boss’ wife).
I can’t imagine the difficulties, though, of a young women who had equally important views/thoughts on Black liberation, and ideas about ways and means to achieve liberation trying to find a voice, and be taken seriously in an environment filled with such views.