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Carmichael, Stokely (later Kwame Toure, also Kwame Ture)

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Born: 1941 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Activists

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1941 – He was born this year in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

 

1952 – He moved with his family in New York this year.

 

1960 – He attended the Bronx High School of Science, a specialized public high school for gifted students, from which he graduated in this year.

 

1964 – He participated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer, serving as a regional director for SNCC workers and helping to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

 

1966 – He became the Chairman of SNCC.

 

1967 – He stepped down as Chairman of SNCC, and Brown replaced him. He attempted to clarify his politics by writing the book Black Power this year with Charles V. Hamilton and became a strong critic of the Vietnam War.

 

1968 – He unsuccessfully attempted to merge the Black Panthers and SNCC; Carmichael was made an honorary prime minister of the Black Panthers.

 

1969 – He soon began to distance himself from the Panthers , he and his then-wife, the South African singer Miriam Makeba, moved to Guinea-Conakry where he became an aide to Guinean Prime Minister Ahmed Sékou Touré.

 

1971 – He continued to travel, write, and speak out in support of international leftist movements and this year he collected his work in a second book Stokely Speaks: “Black Power Back to Pan-Africanism.”

 

1978 – He changed his name to Kwame Ture to honor African leaders Nkrumah and Touré.

 

1998 – He died of prostate cancer at the age of 57 in Conakry, Guinea.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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