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About Stokely Carmichael

birth of the author

June 29, 1941

death of the author

November 15, 1998

education of the author

Bronx High School Of Science

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Howard University


If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power. — Stokely Carmichael

I ain’t going to jail no more. The only way we gonna stop them white men from whuppin’ us is to take over. What we gonna start sayin’ now is Black Power! — Stokely Carmichael

Black Power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it. — Stokely Carmichael

The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then. — Stokely Carmichael

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You may enslave a man after he is born free. And that is in fact what this country does. It enslaves black people after they’re born. — Stokely Carmichael

Our noses are broad, our lips are thick, our hair is nappy–we are black and beautiful! — Stokely Carmichael

This country is a nation of thieves. It stole everything it has, beginning with black people. — Stokely Carmichael

I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn’t know that. Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me. — Stokely Carmichael

It is impossible for white and black people to talk about building a relationship based on humanity when the country is the way it is, when the institutions are clearly against us. — Stokely Carmichael

One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto. — Stokely Carmichael

Inspiring Phrases From Stokely Carmichael

The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself. — Stokely Carmichael

Now you know where I got my name. — Stokely Carmichael

The U.S. cannot justify its existence as the policeman of the world any longer. — Stokely Carmichael

An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community must speak in the tone of that community. — Stokely Carmichael

now you know where i got my name Stokely Carmichael quote

We are revolutionaries. — Stokely Carmichael

Redundant Thematics

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The masses don’t shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals. — Stokely Carmichael

I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people. — Stokely Carmichael

Various Statements From Stokely Carmichael

The time for running has come to an end. You tell them white folk in Mississippi that all the scared niggers are dead! — Stokely Carmichael

Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom. — Stokely Carmichael

We are against the draft. No man has the right to take a man for two years and train him to be a killer. A man should decide what he wants to do with his life. — Stokely Carmichael

There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites. — Stokely Carmichael

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