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KWAME TOURÉ- WORTH REMEMBERING?


Stokely Carmichael was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on June 29, 1941. He rose to prominence as a member and later the chairman of the SNCC , working with Martin Luther King Jr . and other Southern leaders to stage protests.


Carmichael later lost faith in the tactic of nonviolence, promoting "Black Power" and allying himself with the militant Black Panther Party. Renaming himself Kwame Ture, he spent most of his later years in Guinea, where he died in 1998. 

Kwame is a Ghanaian name for Saturday (Menemeda) male borns. He models Dr. Kofi Nglomma known as Kwame Nkrumah to the world. The man who gave Ghana Independence. He adopted the name Touré from Dr. Kofi Nglomma's bossom friend, Sekou Touré. Sekou Touré was the father of Guinea and in him Nglomma found refuge when he was overthrown. 

“It is a call for black people in this country to unite, to recognize their heritage, to build a sense of community. It is a call for black people to define their own goals, to lead their own organizations. - Kwame Touré

He was one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement, leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, acting as the 'Honorary Prime Minister' of the Black Panther Party, and a leader of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party.


Kwame Touré was elected the national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in May 1966. However, by this time, he had lost faith in the non-violent ideals of Martin Luther King Jr., radicalizing and propagating the doctrines of Malcolm X and the importance of "Black Power" - the term that quickly became popular among the young black radicals at the time. Internationally too, "Black Power" became a slogan of resistance against European imperialism in Africa.

“Individualism is a luxury that black students can no longer afford.”
“There have been a lot of changes but no progress.” -Kwame Touré

"When you talk of black power, you talk of building a movement that will smash everything Western civilization has created."

Like Doctor Owusu Ansah said we need to define modernization and development in our own terms. 
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