Perhaps the only profound thing said by Stokely Carmichael during the black power era was that power is the ability to define.
Harris writes, “A Republican, Brooke felt compelled to distance his victory from the civil rights and black power movements.”
Stokely Carmichael didn't expect the dawn of black power to be integrated, or jovial, or have a snappy rhythm.
A movement that grew out of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Black Power calls for independent development of political and social institutions for black people and emphasizes pride in black culture. In varying degrees, Black Power advocates called for the exclusion of whites from black civil rights organizations. Stokely Carmichael, one of the leaders of the movement and the head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), stated: “I am not going to beg the white man for anything I deserve. I'm going to take it.”