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Stokely Carmichael (1941 – 1998)


Also known as Kwame Ture, was a Black Power and Pan-Africanist activist born in Trinidad, moved to the United States, then later in his life, Guinea.
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Stokely Carmichael
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
Carmichael quotes
You see that honky McNamara on television? He ain't nothing but a racist. He says, "Yes, we are going to draft thirty percent of the Negroes in the Army. This is where they can have equal opportunity. Yeah. Yes… yes it's true that they are only ten percent of the population, but this is a better chance for them." When that honky talk about drafting thirty percent black people, he's talking about black urban removal—nothing else. Instructional Resource Center, University of Washington
Carmichael
[T]hey Head Start, Upward Lift, Bootstrap, and Upward Bound us into white society, 'cause they don’t want to face the real problem which is a man is poor for one reason and one reason only: 'cause he does not have money -- period. If you want to get rid of poverty, you give people money -- period.




Carmichael Stokely quotes
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
Carmichael Stokely
In 1964, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson presented an indignant assault on the treatment of women civil rights workers in a paper entitled "The Position of Women in SNCC," to a SNCC staff meeting. Stokely Carmichael reputedly responded, "The only position for women in SNCC is prone."
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