Black People : Kwame Ture Converting the Unconscious to Conscious

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    "In June of 1966, Stokley Carmichael said- “We been saying ‘Freedom' for six years. What we are going to start saying now is… ‘Black Power!'"
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    At the time of the Freedom Rides, Stokely Carmichael was a 19-year-old student at Howard University, the son of West Indian immigrants to New York City. Carmichael made the journey to Jackson, MS from New Orleans, LA on June 4, 1961 by train, along with eight other riders, including Joan Trumpauer.
    The group was ushered by Jackson police to a waiting paddy wagon; all Riders refused bail. Carmichael was transferred to Parchman State Prison Farm, which proved to be a crucible and testing ground for future Movement leaders. Other Freedom Riders recalled his quick wit and hard-nosed political realism from their shared time at Parchman.
    The acerbic Carmichael would go on to become one of the leading voices of the Black Power Movement. In 1966 Carmichael became Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman and, in 1967, honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. He moved to West Africa in 1969, and changed his name to Kwame Ture in honor of African leaders Kwame Nkruma and Sekou Toure, later traveling the world as a proponent of the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party. He died in Conakry, Guinea in 1998 of prostate cancer at the age of 57.
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    U.S. Federal GovernmentThe first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation whose power base extended past presidential authority, J. Edgar Hoover was a racial conservative who considered many Civil Rights Movement activists to be dangerous subversives and Communist sympathizers.J. Edgar Hoover served as Director of the FBI for mare than 40 years, through the terms of 9 presidents.
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    ...known as Kwame Ture, Carmichael rose to national prominence in the 1960s as an organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, participating in sitins, freedom rides and numerous demonstrations of nonviolent civil disobedience. Carmichael coauthored the book Black Power The Politics of Black Liberation, which popularized the slogan used throughout civil rights demonstrations.
    Born Stokely Carmichael on June 29, 1941, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, he later emigrated to the United States. He earned a degree from Howard University in 1964 and received an honorary doctorate from Shaw University in 1971.
    In 1960, Carmichael formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The SNCC was a student desegregation and civil rights group recognized for organizing massive voter registration drives in the 1960s.
    In 1967, Carmichael became honorary prime minister of the militant Black Panther Party. He called for unity among the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, NAACP, and Nation of Islam so they could work together in their struggle for civil rights and equality.
    Carmichael and his then wife, famed South African singer Miriam Makeba, moved to Guinea in 1969. He founded the All African People Revolutionary Party and became an aide to Guineas Prime Minister, Ahmed Sekou Ture. Carmichael promoted economic and political partnerships between Africa and civil rights institutions in America.

    He was also one of the movement's most polarizing figures. In the eyes of many civil rights activists, especially white liberals, it was Carmichael more than anyone who contributed to the dissolution of the grand alliance-civil rights Negroes, labor, church, liberals and the Democratic Party-that sent the movement crashing into Black Power, thereby provoking white backlash. But for others, like Carmichael himself and many blacks of that era, it was time for "black liberation" and not token integration.
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    Join us in CHAT today, Sunday, July 1, 2012 Noon ET for a commune with Kwame Ture
     
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