Basic Black: Provocative, Timely, and No Scripts...
Friday - April 11, 2014 at 7:30pm | WGBH 2/HD | basicblack.org
This week, the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill was celebrated in a three-day
symposium at the LBJ Library in Dallas, TX with President Barack Obama as one
of the keynote speakers. Two years after the signing of that bill, Stokely Carmichael
would raise his voice and his fist in a call to action for Black Power. Black Power was a movement, a philosophy, a strategy, and an attitude that was frightening to some, but
empowering to those who had grown impatient with larger civil rights movement and
its use of non-violence as the way of combatting racial injustice. Stokely: A Life is the
newest biography of of the architect of the American Black Power movement, written
by historian Peniel Joseph. We'll take a look at the impact of Carmichael's activism on contemporary progressive movements.
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar, WGBH Radio
- Kim McLarin, cultural commentator and Assistant Professor of Writing,
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News