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African American History

(1966) Stokely Carmichael, “Definitions of Black Power”

Stokely Carmichael speaking at Garfield High School, Seattle, 1967 Courtesy MOHAI (1986.5.21041) On July 31, 1966, Stokely Carmichael, the newly appointed Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), describes black power to a mostly African American audience at Cobo Auditorium in Detroit.  Part of the address appears below. Now we’ve got to talk about …