Stokely (Paperback)

A Life

By Peniel E. Joseph

Civitas Book Publisher, 9780465065585, 432pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2016

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Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped into 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. 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.

About the Author

Peniel E. Joseph is a professor of history and the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.