“Black Power”

Famous Speech Series Featuring Stokely Carmichael

Though he was born in Trinidad, Stokely Carmichael was more American than most born here. He fought to make it a better place. Stokely spoke truth to power, so much so that power resented him. This speech was given on October 29, 1966, at the University of California — Berkley. Stokely Carmichael originated the slogan, “Black Power!”

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