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Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998

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    • Ture, Kwame
    • Toure, Kwame
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    • found: His Black power, 1967.
    • found: His Black power, 1992:CIP t.p. (Stokely Carmichael) publr. info. (Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael); Mr. Ture; now lives in Guinea)
    • found: WW Black Amer., 1994/95(Carmichael, Stokely (Kwame Toure); b. 6/29/41)
    • found: Washington Post, Nov. 16, 1998:obit. (Kwame Ture, as Stokely Carmichael a leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, age 57, died Nov. 15, 1998, in Conakry, Guinea; officer in Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Black Panther Party; moved to Guinea in 1968, active in Pan-African movement; born June 29, 1941, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad)
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02(b. 1941)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Carmichael, Stokely; born Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael, later known as Kwame Ture; civil rights activist; born June 29, 1941 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies; at the age of eleven moved to Harlem, later in the Bronx to join his parents; majored in philosophy and became an activist at Howard University; joined SNCC full time (1964) and was named chairmen (1966); created the all-black Lowndes County Freedom Organization, which took as its logo a fierce black panther; left SNCC and accepted the post of prime minister of the Black Panther Party, which took its name from the symbol Carmichael had used in Mississippi; remained with the Black Panthers for little more than a year, resigning because of the organization's refusal to disavow the participation of white radicals; in 1969 left America for Africa, settled in Conakry, Guinea, changed his name to Kwame Ture and became affiliated with the All-African People's Revolutionary Party; toured U.S. colleges for several weeks each year speaking on behalf of the party and its mission of unifying the nations of Africa; died November 15, 1998 in Conakry, Guinea)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Carmichael, Stokely; Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael; Kwame Ture; civil rights activist; born 29 June 1941 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad; graduated from Howard University (1964); joined the Freedom Rides organized by CORE(1961); created Lowndes County Freedom Organization; elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) (1966); left SNCC and became prime minister of Black Panther Party (1967); left America, made his home in Conakry, Guinea (1969); affiliated with the All-African People's Revolutionary Party; died 15 November 1998 in Conakry, Guinea)
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