Articles Tagged with: Stokely Carmichael
Mug Shot | Stokely Carmichael

Now that they’ve taken Dr. King off, it’s time to end this nonviolence bullshit.

– Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael mug shot from the Freedom Riders summer of 1961. He had been arrested for entering a white only cafeteria. He was nineteen.

Stokely Carmichael mug shot from the Freedom Riders summer of 1961. He had been arrested for entering a white only cafeteria. He was nineteen.

Stokely Carmichael was the youngest of the Freedom Riders in the summer of 1961, arrested for entering an “all white” cafeteria and disturbing the peace. He was nineteen years old.


James E. Hinton | Carmichael, Jones, and Brown

I say you better get a gun. Violence is necessary—it is as American as cherry pie.

—H. Rap Brown

 

Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, and H. Rap Brown in Michaux's Bookstore, Harlem, New York © James E. Hinton, 1967

Stokely Carmichael, LeRoi Jones, and H. Rap Brown in Michaux's Bookstore, Harlem, New York © James E. Hinton, 1967

 

The only thing that’s going to free Huey is gun powder.

—H. Rap Brown

 

You see that honky [Robert] McNamara on television? He ain’t nothing but a racist. He says, “Yes, we are going to draft thirty percent of the Negroes in the Army. This is where they can have equal opportunity. Yeah. Yes? yes it’s true that they are only ten percent of the population, but this is a better chance for them.” When that honky talk about drafting thirty percent black people, he’s talking about black urban removal?nothing else.

—Stokely Carmichael

 

I am inside someone who hates me. I look out from his eyes.

—LeRoi Jones