Ready for Revolution by Stokely Carmichael
The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

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The personal story of the civil rights leader's work and life discusses his witness to and experiences with the prison farms and lynch mobs of Mississippi, and the efforts of Black Power and Pan-Africanism.

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Stokely Carmichael died in Guinea in 1998. Head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, he was also honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party and a bestselling author. Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the author of the classic novel The Harder They Come and numerous influential articles on politics and literature.
Published November 4, 2003 by Scribner. 848 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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IN June 1966 Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael, the newly elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, jolted white America by demanding ''Black Power.'' Barely 25 years old and, as described by the historian Howard Zinn, looking ready ''to stride cool and smiling thro...

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Carmichael also addresses controversial issues that surrounded him as a young civil rights activist: his splits with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panthers, and reports of ideological struggles with the pacifist King—all "[u]tter, utter nonsense," he insists.

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