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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 …

African American History

(1966) Stokely Carmichael, “Black Power”

Stokely Carmichael speaking at Garfield High School, Seattle, 1967 Courtesy MOHAI (1986.5.21041) Soon after he was named chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Stokely Carmichael began to tout the slogan and philosophy of Black Power.  In the speech below he explains  Black Power to an audience at the University of California, Berkeley. It’s …