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.
1966 -Stokley Carmichael ~ (civil rights activist) launches "Black Power" movement Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Ture (June 1941 – November was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the American Civil Rights Movement.
Stokely Carmichael was a U. civil-rights activist who in the originated the black nationalism rallying slogan, “black power.” He joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and was jailed for his work with Freedom Riders.
Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement
"Stokely Carmichael, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, speaks to reporters in Atlanta in May That year, his use of the phrase 'black power' at a rally in Mississippi grabbed the nation's attention.