Find the best quotes by Stokely Carmichael.
A man is born free.
I usually say I did the best I could with what I had. I have no major regrets.
The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
Now we maintain that we cannot be afford to be concerned about 6 percent of the children in this country, black children, who you allow…
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with…
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we’d be hard…
Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.
There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.
We are revolutionaries.
Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.
Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they’re built upon racism.
I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place.…
The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.
No man can given anybody his freedom.
I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.
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…
So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn’t because of Black Power, isn’t because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it’s not…
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