A Conversation Worth Having: Kwame Ture
“If a conversation is hard, it’s probably one worth having.”
We are happy to announce the newest program as a part of our Civil Rights & Social Change Collection: A Conversation Worth Having.
Every Monday night we will screen a virtual collection of talks, speeches, poetry, music, films and documentaries designed to educate, enlighten, and encourage empathy surrounding the struggles and hardships facing the African-American community. You can join us from anywhere around the world, as this is a virtual event > https://app.kosmi.io/room/s76t3n
For Monday, October 26, we are focusing our program on Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael. In 1966 he succeeded John Lewis as the chairman of SNCC, and guided the organization towards a more militant and pan-African stance. It was during the March Against Fear that Carmichael gave the first Black Power speech at a rally in Greenwood, Mississippi: “We been saying ‘freedom’ for six years. What we are going to start saying now is ‘Black Power.’”
PBS NewsHour: How should we remember activist Stokely Carmichael? (7:21)
Stokely Carmichael on the first black power speech (2:45)
Stokely Carmichael’s “Black Power Speech” at the University of California, Berkeley (53:07)
What’s in a Name? featuring Kwame Ture (25:00)
The life & legacy of Stokely Carmichael (1:59)
We hope you’ll join us for a chance to learn!
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