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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.
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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
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
Sources and Bibliography 367
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!