Wed, 10/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)
Kwame Ture ( Stokeley Carmichael ) 1941-1998
Originator of the phrase 'Black power!'
part one of a two-part lecture - part two will air on Thursday Oct. 11th 7 - 8 pm
Kwame Ture was born of working class parents in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on November 15, 1941. When he was seven years old, he migrated to New York City with his parents, and four sisters. Ture was a brilliant student who excelled at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, from which he graduated in 1960.
From 1960-1964 Kwame Ture studied philosophy at Howard University. At Howard he was exposed to some of the best minds in the African-American community, studying with such authors as the poet and folklorist, Sterling Brown, and the sociologist and editor, Nathan Hare.