Peniel Joseph on Stokley Carmichael

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tp140314stokley.jpgHis is a name seldom remembered in the context of America's Civil Rights Movement, but he deserves a place alongside Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That's according to a new biography — the first -- about Stokley Carmichael's life. Peniel Joseph is a history professor at Tufts University and the author of Stokely: A Life. The Trinidad-born, New York educated Carmichael spent his 20th birthday in jail in Mississippi, where he helped organize freedom rides. In 1966, he was head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. Two years later, he left this country to live in Africa.

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Guest:
Peniel Joseph - University of Texas at Austin - @PenielJoseph

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Jenny Hamel, Kareem Maddox