Brother Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Ture stands out as being more Serious & intellectually unique than probably every other Black Leader in history (with the exception of Malcolm X aka El Hajj Malik el Shabazz). He was willing to work with any group that sought to fight for an end to European & American Imperialism. If one approach ceased to be effective, he regrouped & moved forward. always pushing for the establishment of A Black United Front, Kwame Ture fought closely at the side of Dr. Martin Luther King-before holding leadership positions with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, The Black Panther Party, and The All African People's Revolutionary Party. He was ALWAYS On The FRONT-LINES. He was ALWAYS Honest. And he ALWAYS gave off the impression of a Cool Genius-Always Thinking. Look at the pictures...
Perhaps it is his willingness to step outside of the parameters of what other leaders deemed to be appropriate that made him great. Upon being appointed Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, his first act was to visit The Honorable Elijah Muhammad of the Nation Of Islam. back in that time, other organizations went out of their way to distance themselves from the more radical NOI. But the Union between The NOI & Brother Kwame ture continued, from 1966, through his transition to Africa, & right on up to his death in 1998. Inevitably his evolving stance on what was required to achieve the goals of attaining Freedom, Justice & Equality, Kwame Ture moved from SNCC to The Black Panther Party. From there alliances would be formed with a host of African and Latin Revolutionaries. After working his way up through the ranks of CORE & SNCC, and Actively participating in events such as The "Freedom Summer," young Stokely Carmichael learned that Non-Violent Resistance to Violent Oppression would NEVER work. From then on, Kwame Ture would spend the next 30 years teaching, Organizing, Uniting & FIGHTING for an End To Imperialism. He was the FIRST to Publicly State the Term "BLACK POWER;" and in 1969 he moved his base of operations to Guinea, Africa-where he remained until his death in 1998. He IS, WAS, & ALWAYS WILL BE an Outstanding Example of what we should be aspiring to Evolve into. Happy BornDay Kwame ture
The job of a revolutionary is, of course, to overthrow unjust systems and replace them with just systems because a revolutionary understands this can only be done by the masses of the people. So, the task of the revolutionary is to organize the masses of the people, given the conditions of the Africans around the world who are disorganized, consequently all my efforts are going to organizing people.”