JUNE 29, 1941
Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Ture, was born. Inspired by the sit-ins in the South, he joined the civil rights movement and became a Freedom Rider. Arrested in Jackson,
He became a leader in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, replacing John Lewis, and popularized the term “black power.” The phrase became a movement, and he became known as “honorary prime minister” of the Black Panther Party. He died of prostate cancer in 1998.