On today, in 1941, Civil Rights activist, Stokely Carmichael was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Carmichael moved to Harlem, New York when he was eleven years old and is an alumni of Howard University. He was active in the student non-violent coordinating committee (SNCC), the civil rights movement, and black power movements. Carmichael went on freedom rides and was arrested on June 4, 1961, along with eight other riders. While being active in SNCC, Carmichael was able to increase voter registration for blacks in Lowndes County, Alabama. During his time with the Black Panther Party, Carmichael acted as the speaker and was the “Honorary Prime Minister”.
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