Stokely Carmichael

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Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn't know that.Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
I usually say I did the best I could with what I had. I have no major regrets.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
In a sense, I blame ourselves - together with the mass media - for what has happened in Watts, Harlem, Chicago, Cleveland, Omaha.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
Integration is a man's ability to want to move in there by himself. If someone wants to live in a white neighborhood and he is black, that is his choice. It should be his rights. It is not because white people will not allow him.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we'd be hard put to distinguish them.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow to come into white schools. We have 94 percent who still live in shacks. We are going to be concerned about those 94 percent.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
The masses don't shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
We are revolutionaries.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.More Stokely Carmichael [01/06/2008 12:01:00]
The secret of life is to have no fear; it's the only way to function.More Stokely Carmichael [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived.More Stokely Carmichael [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The masses don't shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.More Stokely Carmichael [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.More Stokely Carmichael [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.More Stokely Carmichael [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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