Category: Stokely Carmichael

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South African singer Miriam Makeba with her new husband Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Black Panther Party, outside of his mother’s Bronx, New York home in May 1968. The couple then traveled to their wedding reception, held at the suburban New York home of Tanzanian ambassador Akili B.C. Danieli.

South African singer Miriam Makeba is photographed in May 1968 with new husband Stokely Carmichael, leader of the Black Panther Party, outside Carmichael’s mother’s Bronx, NY home. The couple then traveled to their wedding reception, held at the suburban New York home of Tanzanian ambassador Akili B.C. Danieli.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael during the March Against Fear in Mississippi, June 1966.

On June 7th, 1966, James Meredith, who had integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, began the March Against Fear; an attempt to walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi, to promote black voter registration and defy entrenched racism. On the second day of the march Meredith was shot by an unknown gunman.  Other civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stokely Carmichael, arrived to continue the march on his behalf. It was during the March Against Fear that Carmichael, who was leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, first spoke publicly of “Black Power.”