On April 19, 1967, Stokely Carmichael* spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. A leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and later the Black Panthers, Carmichael coined the phrase "Black Power" and in this speech discussed the relationships between language, identity, and power.

The slide show presentation requires the Windows Media Player and covers only the first 25 minutes of the speech, though the complete transcript and the full audio versions are also available.
           Slideshow Presentation [25 min]

           Transcript of Entire Speech

           Audio of Entire Speech [70 min]

*Stokely Carmichael took the name Kwame Ture in 1968.
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