Stokley Carmichael (Kwame Toure’), civil rights activist, was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on this date in 1941. Carmichael’s parents immigrated to New York when he was a toddler, leaving him in the care of his grandmother until the age of 11, when he followed his parents to the United States.
Although he had been aware of the American civil rights movement for years, it was not until one night toward the end of high school, when he saw footage of a sit-in on television, that Carmichael felt compelled to join the struggle.
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