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1 hour 36 minutes


Stokely Carmichael, an American civil rights activist, rose to prominence as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panther Party. He authored numerous books addressing Black Power, and along with Black Power co-author Charles Hamilton, is credited with introducing the term "institutional racism."

In this recording, Carmichael contends that the Black American should consider himself an African rather than an American, and feels that change in the United States can only be brought about by a socialist revolution, since the capitalist system is basically corrupt.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Africa -- Revolutionary literature, Ideology

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Transcript added June 15, 2020.

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