Stokely Carmichael: His Life and Legacy

stokelyMarch 18, 2014 – Segment 2

We talk to Dr. Peniel E. Joseph, about the life & legacy of Stokely Carmichael. Dr. Joseph is a Professor of History at Tufts University, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts, and author of the biography, Stokely: A Life.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

The Marc Steiner Show currently airs on The Real News Network. The show covers the topics that matter, engaging real voices, from Charm City to Cairo and beyond. Email us to share your comments with us.


  1. Having listened to 35 minutes of this (and I will get to the rest), I must congratulate Marc and the station for such a wonderful history lesson- the kind of lesson that should be taught widely in high schools and colleges- about the civil rights and anti war movements as Stokely related to them.
    I lament the absence of such leaders today- altho maybe the Professor from Princeton is an articulate spokesman (why am I blanking on the name).
    Fighting racism AND imperialism is all but forgotten to today’s youth.

  2. Having listened to the rest-again- congratulations. Marc you talk abt the lessons for movement building and I wish you all had brought this up to today- where we have no movement, to speak of.
    I support SPARK- a group which will run candidates in Detroit in the fall. It concentrates on workers.
    the whole question of celebrity movement figures, or martyrdom, the fact that Stokely left the U S and the movement of this country since Reagan backwards into conservatism and subtler but still racism in the south- stand yr ground and voter suppression.
    I know you do more than any one to cover progressive youths and good developements in Baltimore.
    Keep it up.

Leave a Reply