Carmichael was a fierce castigator of the American way of life. According to the Black Activist the American society was rotten at the core due to its greediness and materialism, not least its capitalist economic system. Stokely Carmichael therefore urged for the discontinuation of that inhumane social system with the intent to create a new [...]
Stokely Carmichael not only stressed a return “to the roots”, but urged for a more vivid and active collaboration with the states from the African continent that had just obtained their independece. Carmichael expected this collaboration to be a kind of spark for the African-American struggle for freedom. As Stuart Towns reported, Stokely Carmichael […] [...]
Like Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael was against Integrationism, believing that it implied a negation of parts of the African American character. By contrast Carmichael continuously urged African Americans to remember their common roots and culture. He wanted them to establish a new self-conception, new values and new aims to fight for. All this in order [...]
After the “Mississipi March against Fear” during which Stokely Carmichael proclaimed the “Black Power” slogan for the first time, the Black activist transformed the mere slogan into a sophisticated political program. Together with Charles V. Hamilton, Stokely Carmichael recorded these political views later in Black Power. The Politics of Liberation in America (Random House, New [...]
Continuation of “Stokely Carmichael – Part 8: The Radicalization of the SNCC under Carmichael’s leadership” On June 16, 1966, during the Mississippi March against Fear Stokely Carmichael took the occasion to proclaim the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s change of direction. After each day’s march the leaders of the participating civil rights organizations usually addressed the [...]
Continuation of “Stokely Carmichael’s Youth – From Port of Spain to New York City”. … In 1956 Stokely Carmichael broke with the past. Being an “[...] intellectually precocious child, he [had] found American education a breeze compared with the British-based rigors he’d experienced in the Trinidadian school system”. Passing a tough entrance test he was [...]
I have always been fascinated by the strategic use of language and when I stumbled upon the following passage of Joshua Meyrowitz’s “No sense of Place” I decided to dedicate my attention to Carmichael’s rhetorical style.
The South African artist, also known as “Mama Africa”, died after suffering a heart attack last night in Castel Volturno, Italy, where she performed at an Anti-Camorra concert in support of the Italian writer and journalist Roberto Saviano. For all of those who have never heard her name, they most definitely know her song “Pata [...]