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The Resource Stokely : a life, by Peniel E. Joseph

Stokely : a life, by Peniel E. Joseph

Label
Stokely : a life
Title
Stokely
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
by Peniel E. Joseph
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for "Black Power" during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed that night. In Stokely, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, using his life as a prism through which to view the transformative African American freedom struggles of the twentieth century. During the heroic early years of the civil rights movement, Carmichael and other civil rights activists advocated nonviolent measures, leading sit-ins, demonstrations, and voter registration efforts in the South that culminated with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Still, Carmichael chafed at the slow progress of the civil rights movement and responded with Black Power, a movement that urged blacks to turn the rhetoric of freedom into a reality through whatever means necessary. Marked by the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., a wave of urban race riots, and the rise of the anti-war movement, the late 1960s heralded a dramatic shift in the tone of civil rights. Carmichael became the revolutionary icon for this new racial and political landscape, helping to organize the original Black Panther Party in Alabama and joining the iconic Black Panther Party for Self Defense that would galvanize frustrated African Americans and ignite a backlash among white Americans and the mainstream media. Yet at the age of twenty-seven, Carmichael made the abrupt decision to leave the United States, embracing a pan-African ideology and adopting the name of Kwame Ture, a move that baffled his supporters and made him something of an enigma until his death in 1998. A nuanced and authoritative portrait, Stokely captures the life of the man whose uncompromising vision defined political radicalism and provoked a national reckoning on race and democracy."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Joseph, Peniel E
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Black power
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Black power
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Stokely : a life, by Peniel E. Joseph
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-384) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The magnificent barbarian : July-September 1966
  • "A new society must be born" : September-December 1966
  • "Hell no, we won't go!" : January-July 10, 1967
  • The world stage : London, Cuba, and Vietnam : July 13-September 5, 1967
  • The world stage : Africa : September 6-December 11, 1967
  • Black Panther : December 11, 1967-April 3, 1968
  • The prime minister of Afro-America : April 4-December 28, 1968
  • "The revolution is not about dying : it's about living" : December 28, 1968-November 15, 1998 -- Epilogue: From Stokely Carmichael to Kwame Ture
  • The chocolate Fred Astaire : June 29, 1941-February 1960
  • Howard and NAG : February 1960-June 1961
  • Finding a way in new worlds : June 29, 1961-January 1962
  • "The movement was my fate" : January 1962-August 1963
  • The local organizer : September 1963-August 1964
  • A struggle for democracy : August 1964-March 1965
  • Lowndes County : new directions : April 1965-May 1966
  • The Meredith March : May 8-June 29, 1966
Control code
914195449
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780465065585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914195449
Label
Stokely : a life, by Peniel E. Joseph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-384) and index
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The magnificent barbarian : July-September 1966
  • "A new society must be born" : September-December 1966
  • "Hell no, we won't go!" : January-July 10, 1967
  • The world stage : London, Cuba, and Vietnam : July 13-September 5, 1967
  • The world stage : Africa : September 6-December 11, 1967
  • Black Panther : December 11, 1967-April 3, 1968
  • The prime minister of Afro-America : April 4-December 28, 1968
  • "The revolution is not about dying : it's about living" : December 28, 1968-November 15, 1998 -- Epilogue: From Stokely Carmichael to Kwame Ture
  • The chocolate Fred Astaire : June 29, 1941-February 1960
  • Howard and NAG : February 1960-June 1961
  • Finding a way in new worlds : June 29, 1961-January 1962
  • "The movement was my fate" : January 1962-August 1963
  • The local organizer : September 1963-August 1964
  • A struggle for democracy : August 1964-March 1965
  • Lowndes County : new directions : April 1965-May 1966
  • The Meredith March : May 8-June 29, 1966
Control code
914195449
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780465065585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914195449

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