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Stokely Carmichael – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Stokely Carmichael

 

We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.

– Stokely Carmichael


We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.

– Stokely Carmichael


The secret of life is to have no fear it’s the only way to function.

– Stokely Carmichael


Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.

– Stokely Carmichael


There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.

– Stokely Carmichael


The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then.

– Stokely Carmichael


Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.

– Stokely Carmichael


Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.

– Stokely Carmichael


An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.

– Stokely Carmichael


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 jailed, beaten or economically deprived.

– Stokely Carmichael