What We Want

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1966
Creator(s) 
Container 
Date 
Thu, 09/22/1966
Doc # 
2SNC68.01
Abstract 

In this article, Stokely Carmichael defines Black Power, and associates it with the Sudent Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Black Power, for Carmichael, includes racial pride and African-American run political groups and institutions. He argues that Black Power would give African Americans the chance to make their own decisions and govern their own lives. He expresses the need for a “Black Panther Party” to represent African Americans and the need for white supporters of the movement to admonish racism in their own towns. He concludes by writing that all of the United States is racist, and that the rebuilding of society is entirely the responsibility of white people. 

Additional information 

Document Description: two-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder “SNCC: Stokely Carmichael 1966 'What We Want'”; Notations: highlighted terms and phrases.

Rights 
No copy available. Please contact us to make an appointment to visit the Project on Lived Theology paper archive.