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stokelyStokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Turé, was a Trinidadian-American revolutionary active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and later, the global Pan-African movement. Carmichael rose to prominence as a member and later the chairman of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), working with Martin Luther King Jr. and other Southern leaders to stage protests. Carmichael later lost faith in the tactic of non-violence, promoting “Black Power” and allying himself with the militant Black Panther Party.

An inspired orator, persuasive essayist, effective organizer and expansive thinker, Carmichael stands out as one of the preeminent figures of the American civil rights movement.

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