On May 1966 young Stokely Carmichael was named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) after organizing voter registration in Lowndes County, Alabama. He was later credited with coining the phrase "Black Power.
As Carmichael got older, he became a stellar student. By the year he graduated high school he had scholarships offered to him by white schools. Carmichael chose to go to an African school, Howard University in Washington D.
Enraged by continuing white violence, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) called for “Black Power” after led by STOKELY CARMICHAEL after James Meredith was shot on the March Against Fear.