Stokely: A Life

Stokely: A Life

by Peniel E. Joseph

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Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped into the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed. A nuanced and authoritative portrait, Stokely captures the life of the man whose uncompromising vision defined political radicalism and provoked a national reckoning on race and democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465065585
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 776,901
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Peniel E. Joseph is a professor of history and the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 The Chocolate Fred Astaire June 29, 1941-February 1960 5

Chapter 2 Howard and NAG February 1960-June 1961 19

Chapter 3 Finding a Way in New Worlds June 29, 1961-January 1962 35

Chapter 4 "The Movement Was My Fate" January 1962-August 1963 45

Chapter 5 The Local Organizer September 1963-August 1964 63

Chapter 6 A Struggle for Democracy August 1964-March 1965 75

Chapter 7 Lowndes County: New Directions April 1965-May 1966 87

Chapter 8 The Meredith March May 8-June 29, 1966 101

Chapter 9 The Magnificent Barbarian July-September 1966 125

Chapter 10 "A New Society Must Be Born" September-December 1966 149

Chapter 11 "Hell No, We Won't Go!" January-July 10, 1967 173

Chapter 12 The World Stage: London, Cuba, and Vietnam July 13-September 5, 1967 197

Chapter 13 The World Stage: Africa September 6-December 11, 1967 213

Chapter 14 Black Panther December 11, 1967-April 3, 1968 231

Chapter 15 The Prime Minister of Afro-America April 4-December 28, 1968 253

Chapter 16 "The Revolution Is Not About Dying. It's About Living" December 28, 1968-November 15, 1998 277

Epilogue: From Stokely Carmichael to Kwame Ture 319

Acknowledgments 329

Notes 333

Sources and Bibliography 367

Index 385

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A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
No One is Free When Others are Oppressed Stokely Carmichael was an exceptional leader and thinker. He wrote Black Power: The Politics of Liberation, which is next on my reading list. In this great biography by Professor Joseph of Tufts, the story of his passion for civil rights is told from the time that he was a student at Howard University in 1961 and into the 90s. He developed into a true idealist who sought more than voting rights for blacks but equality for all people. It really takes my breath away when I think what a different world this was just 60 years ago. Great book!