Biography Of Stokely Carmichael And Kwame Tule

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My Intellectual Piece Can you name at least 2 black philosophers? Before taking this class, I could not but now, I am able to. In AAAS 390 we learn about philosophy from the African perspective. Today, I will be telling you some information about Stokely Carmichael. He eventually changed his name to Kwame Ture later in his life and this reaction paper will give you an overview of his early life and hopefully explain why Stokely changed his name Kwame. I will do this by, reviewing an article written by Charles E. Cobb Jr entitled From Stokely Carmichael to Kwame Ture. I chose this journal specifically, because I was interested as to why Stokely Carmichael changed his name to Kwame Ture. I was not really even aware that he changed his name …show more content…
Cobbs does however, state that his comes from Trinidadian parents who never finished High School but, they books in their home. His family moved to New york when he was eleven and where he would gain his U.S citizenship. Carmichael went to one of the most elite public high schools, after completing and passing a competitive exam. The name of this High school was The bronx school of science, and all of his friends were children of college graduates. Being around this type of crowd, Carmichael devoured huge amounts of books to keep up with them. Cobbs quotes Carmichael saying “I’d listen to what books they talked about and get them”. Cobbs also states that He (Carmichael) was shocked to learn that a lot of his white classmate lived in Harlem and also that their parent was a Communist Party member. Carmichael stated that the person’s name was Gus Hall and along with meeting him, he met other people in the Communist …show more content…
One of the witnesses, a black woman told of the officers that “if they keep coming in here stealing that I was going to call the cops”. Black power had just hit in Greenwood Mississippi and it helped black owned businesses like this gas station and convenience store where the arrest took place. Amize Moore, who was the head of the NAACP in the 1950s for Bolivar County which was a neighboring county of Greenwood. Moore also owed a gas station and he refused to put up white and colored signs in his gas station. Cobbs alsos points out that Moore sat in his home’s bay window with a rifle,and floodlights pouring over his backyard (at least when they were there). He (Moore) did this to protect himself and his house from attack due to the fact that he was certain outrage would come from whites one

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