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Told through inspiring quotes and pictures that encompass my journey towards equality The Chronological Story of Stokely Carmichael
Well-educated "There is a higher law thanthe law of government. That's the law of conscience."
….I joined the SNCC in 1960 “An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.” View slide
….Workin’ in Non-violent techniques, I joined the Freedom Riders ‘‘We want control of the institutions of the communities where we live and we want to stop the exploitation of nonwhite people around the world.’’ View slide
In protest, I was arrested…. “Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they're built upon racism.”
Upon bein’ arrested for the 27th time, I decided to speak up! “I called for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, and to build a sense of community” …declaring my new ideals of Black Power!
….I became so angered, I wrote a book. If violence be the necessary means to achieve our goals, then so be it! "Stokely, you have to understand one thing. The beauty of nonviolence is that you never let an outside force, nothing outside of yourself, control what you do.” -The words of MLK, so mistaken, so wrong.
…My new slogan, “Black is beautiful.” “The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.” Honorary Prime Minster, promoting radical measures
…Declaring the fact that violence may be necessary, I formed a new party. “One cohesive force to wage an unrelenting armed struggle against the white Western empire for the liberation of our people.”
…Though my struggles continue “Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.” Let it be known one should not let anything prevent them from achieving their dreams.