Stokely Carmichael Quotes

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Born: June 29, 1941, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Birth Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Died: Conakry, Guinea, November 15, 1998
Occupation: Politician, Activist

1.
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.
- Stokely Carmichael

2.
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
- Stokely Carmichael

3.
Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
- Stokely Carmichael

4.
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.
- Stokely Carmichael

5.
Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.
- Stokely Carmichael

6.
The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then.
- Stokely Carmichael

7.
The secret of life is to have no fear it's the only way to function.
- Stokely Carmichael

8.
There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
- Stokely Carmichael

9.
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
- Stokely Carmichael

10.
We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.
- Stokely Carmichael

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