HW Pick: STOKELY, A Life

stokely carmeichaelStokely Carmichael, the man who pushed Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War and made the Black Panther Party a household name

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. Continue Reading →

Whistle In Mississippi In Harlem

downloadIn 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit family in Mississippi…according to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. Continue Reading →