Ready for Revolution

The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)


Author: Stokely Carmichael,Michael Thelwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684850036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 835

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The personal story of the civil rights leader's work and life, published to coincide with the fifth anniversary of his death, discusses his witness to and experiences with the prison farms and lynch mobs of Mississippi, the firefights and political activism of the African liberation wars, and the efforts of Black Power and Pan-Africanism. 40,000 first printing.

Ready for Revolution

The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)


Author: Stokely Carmichael

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684850047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 848

View: 7484

Head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Honorary prime minister of the Black Panther Party. Bestselling author. Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) is an American legend, one whose work as a civil rights leader fundamentally altered the course of history -- and our understanding of Pan-Africanism today. Ready for Revolution recounts the extraordinary course of Carmichael's life, from his Trinidadian youth to his consciousness-raising years in Harlem to his rise as the patriarch of the Black Power movement. In his own words, Carmichael tells the story of his fight for social justice with candor, wit, and passion -- and a cast of luminaries that includes James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh, and Fidel Castro, among others. Carmichael's personal testimony captures the pulse of the cultural upheavals that characterize the modern world. This landmark, posthumously published autobiography reintroduces us to a man whose love of freedom fueled his fight for revolution to the end.

Stokely Speaks

From Black Power to Pan-Africanism


Author: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613742959

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In the speeches and articles collected in this book, the black activist, organizer, and freedom fighter Stokely Carmichael traces the dramatic changes in his own consciousness and that of black Americans that took place during the evolving movements of Civil Rights, Black Power, and Pan-Africanism. Unique in his belief that the destiny of African Americans could not be separated from that of oppressed people the world over, Carmichael's Black Power principles insisted that blacks resist white brainwashing and redefine themselves. He was concerned not only with racism and exploitation, but with cultural integrity and the colonization of Africans in America. In these essays on racism, Black Power, the pitfalls of conventional liberalism, and solidarity with the oppressed masses and freedom fighters of all races and creeds, Carmichael addresses questions that still confront the black world and points to a need for an ideology of black and African liberation, unification, and transformation.

Black Power

Politics of Liberation in America


Author: Charles V. Hamilton,Kwame Ture

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307795276

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2387

A revolutionary work since its publication, Black Power exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order. An eloquent document of the civil rights movement that remains a work of profound social relevance 50 years after it was first published.


A Life


Author: Peniel E. Joseph,E Joseph

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465080480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

View: 5959

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.

Children of the Movement

The Sons and Daughters of Martin Luther King Jr. , Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, George Wallace, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, James Chaney, Elaine Brown, and Others Reveal How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Transformed Thei


Author: John Blake

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569765944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9744

Profiling 24 of the adult children of the most recognizable figures in the civil rights movement, this book collects the intimate, moving stories of families who were pulled apart by the horrors of the struggle or brought together by their efforts to change America. The whole range of players is covered, from the children of leading figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and martyrs like James Earl Chaney to segregationists like George Wallace and Black Panther leaders like Elaine Brown. The essays reveal that some children are more pessimistic than their parents, whose idealism they saw destroyed by the struggle, while others are still trying to change the world. Included are such inspiring stories as the daughter of a notoriously racist Southern governor who finds her calling as a teacher in an all-black inner-city school and the daughter of a famous martyr who unexpectedly meets her mother's killer. From the first activists killed by racist Southerners to the current global justice protestors carrying on the work of their parents, these profiles offer a look behind the public face of the triumphant civil rights movement and show the individual lives it changed in surprising ways.

Duties, Pleasures, and Conflicts

Essays in Struggle


Author: Michael Thelwell

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235238

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 8803

Essays explore the civil rights movement, Mississippi politics, black literature, and Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign

Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia

Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-century America


Author: Winston James

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841402

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 8533

In the first systematic study of the politics and culture of the Afro-Caribbean migration to the U.S., historian Wintson James explains the enigma of political radicalism among Caribbean migrants. This important work shows that streams of Afro-Caribbean migration constituted a vibrant link between African Americans and the continent from which their ancestors were wrenched centuries ago. 256 pp

Revolutionary Suicide

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Author: Huey P. Newton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114047X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6280

The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016. From Newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of Oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, unrepentant, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dialectics of Liberation


Author: David Cooper

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781688931

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 9644

A revolutionary compilation of speeches which produced a political groundwork for many of the radical movements in the following decades The now legendary Dialectics of Liberation congress, held in London in 1967, was a unique expression of the politics of dissent. Existential psychiatrists, Marxist intellectuals, anarchists, and political leaders met to discuss key social issues. Edited by David Cooper, The Dialectics of Liberation compiles interventions from congress contributors Stokely Carmichael, Herbert Marcuse, R. D. Laing, Paul Sweezy, and others, to explore the roots of social violence. Against a backdrop of rising student frustration, racism, class inequality, and environmental degradation—a setting familiar to readers today—the conference aimed to create genuine revolutionary momentum by fusing ideology and action on the levels of the individual and of mass society. The Dialectics of Liberation captures the rise of a forceful style of political activity that came to characterize the following years. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Callus on My Soul

A Memoir


Author: Dick Gregory

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758202024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4340

Chronicles the life and work of Dick Gregory, one of America's top comedians and civil rights workers.


An Autobiography


Author: Assata Shakur

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783606819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1497

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Panther Baby


Author: Jamal Joseph

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9695

In the 1960s he exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he’s chair of their School of the Arts film division. Jamal Joseph’s personal odyssey—from the streets of Harlem to Riker’s Island and Leavenworth to the halls of Columbia—is as gripping as it is inspiring.Eddie Joseph was a high school honor student, slated to graduate early and begin college. But this was the late 1960s in Bronx’s black ghetto, and fifteen-year-old Eddie was introduced to the tenets of the Black Panther Party, which was just gaining a national foothold. By sixteen, his devotion to the cause landed him in prison on the infamous Rikers Island—charged with conspiracy as one of the Panther 21 in one of the most emblematic criminal cases of the sixties. When exonerated, Eddie—now called Jamal—became the youngest spokesperson and leader of the Panthers’ New York chapter.He joined the “revolutionary underground,” later landing back in prison. Sentenced to more than twelve years in Leavenworth, he earned three degrees there and found a new calling. He is now chair of Columbia University’s School of the Arts film division—the very school he exhorted students to burn down during one of his most famous speeches as a Panther.In raw, powerful prose, Jamal Joseph helps us understand what it meant to be a soldier inside the militant Black Panther movement. He recounts a harrowing, sometimes deadly imprisonment as he charts his path to manhood in a book filled with equal parts rage, despair, and hope.

Civil Rights History from the Ground Up

Local Struggles, a National Movement


Author: Emilye Crosby

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820338656

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 8853

After decades of scholarship on the civil rights movement at the local level, the insights of bottom-up movement history remain essentially invisible in the accepted narrative of the movement and peripheral to debates on how to research, document, and teach about the movement. This collection of original works refocuses attention on this bottom-up history and compels a rethinking of what and who we think is central to the movement. The essays examine such locales as Sunflower County, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; and Wilson, North Carolina; and engage such issues as nonviolence and self-defense, the implications of focusing on women in the movement, and struggles for freedom beyond voting rights and school desegregation. Events and incidents discussed range from the movement's heyday to the present and include the Poor People's Campaign mule train to Washington, D.C., the popular response to the deaths of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, and political cartoons addressing Barack Obama's presidential campaign. The kinds of scholarship represented here--which draw on oral history and activist insights (along with traditional sources) and which bring the specificity of time and place into dialogue with broad themes and a national context--are crucial as we continue to foster scholarly debates, evaluate newer conceptual frameworks, and replace the superficial narrative that persists in the popular imagination.

Dark Days, Bright Nights

From Black Power to Barack Obama


Author: Peniel E. Joseph

Publisher: Civitas Books

ISBN: 0465020879

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The Civil Rights Movement is now remembered as a long-lost era, which came to an end along with the idealism of the 1960s. In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E. Joseph puts this pat assessment to the test, showing the 60s—particularly the tumultuous period after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act—to be the catalyst of a movement that culminated in the inauguration of Barack Obama. Joseph argues that the 1965 Voting Rights Act burst a dam holding back radical democratic impulses. This political explosion initially took the form of the Black Power Movement, conventionally adjudged a failure. Joseph resurrects the movement to elucidate its unfairly forgotten achievements. Told through the lives of activists, intellectuals, and artists, including Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Amiri Baraka, Tupac Shakur, and Barack Obama, Dark Days, Bright Nights will make coherent a fraught half-century of struggle, reassessing its impact on American democracy and the larger world.

Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour

A Narrative History of Black Power in America


Author: Peniel E. Joseph

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805083354

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 5507

A history of the Black Power movement in the United States traces the origins and evolution of the influential movement and examines the ways in which Black Power redefined racial identity and culture.

Black Social and Political Thought

Selected Writings


Author: Muhammad Ahmad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934269428

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 9794

Black Social and Political Thought: Selected Writings, Volume II is a collection of writings developed over a period of years. It is the result of both theoretical and practical experience of the author, and represents a blueprint for the serious student and/or activist. The book explores such topics as: the Black Intelligentsia, Race and Class, and Struggle against Racism and Imperialism. It also provides practical suggestions for implementation for culture and political socialization, re-education of the African American child and parent, internal social relations, liberation of the Black Nation, building communication networks, student activism and the process of unlearning. It also delves into the impact of capitalism, imperialism and the global economic crisis, which is particularly relevant at the current time. Black Social and Political Thought: Selected Writings, Volume II represents not only the why, but also the how, from a person who has devoted his life to black empowerment. It is a refreshing addition to the body of knowledge currently available in the area of Black Studies and is a must-read. Dr. Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1941. He attended schools in the Philadelphia public school system and graduated from West Philadelphia High. He attended Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio from 19601962. Dr. Ahmad dropped out of college for twelve years to work full-time as an organizer in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. During that 12-year period he studied and worked with Malcolm X, Robert F. Williams, Queen Mother Audley Moore and James and Grace Lee Boggs. He helped form and led two organizations; the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and the African Peoples Party. He also worked with Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) in helping to build the Black Panther Party and was a member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Returning to school at the University of Massachusetts, he received a B.A. in 1976. He later earned a M.A. from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. from Union Institute and University. He has taught at Wilberforce University, Kent State University, Cleveland State University and is currently Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of African American Studies in Philadelphia. He is the author of We Will Return in the Whirlwind: Black Radical Organizations, 19601975 (2007), African American History Since 1900 (2008), and Selected Writings, Volume One (2004).

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision


Author: Barbara Ransby

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807827789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

View: 4308

A stirring new portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists. (Social Science)

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

An African American Anthology


Author: Manning Marable,Leith Mullings

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742565456

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 8481

This anthology of black writers traces the evolution of African-American perspectives throughout American history, from the early years of slavery to the end of the 20th century. The essays, manifestos, interviews, and documents assembled here, contextualized with critical commentaries from Marable and Mullings, introduce the reader to the character and important controversies of each period of black history. The selections represent a broad spectrum of ideology. Conservative, radical, nationalistic, and integrationist approaches can be found in almost every period, yet there have been striking shifts in the evolution of social thought and activism. The editors judiciously illustrate how both continuity and change affected the African-American community in terms of its internal divisions, class structure, migration, social problems, leadership, and protest movements. They also show how gender, spirituality, literature, music, and connections to Africa and the Caribbean played a prominent role in black life and history.

Philadelphia Fire


Author: John Edgar Wideman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618509645

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 6292

At once personal and political, this novel about being black and male in white America depicts an unyielding core of individual resistance and demonstrates with tragic immediacy how America's mixed signals foster false hopes. Reprint.