STOKELY: A Life by Peniel Joseph

Basic Books, March 4, 2014: Hardcover

Basic Books, February 9, 2016: Paperback

Winner of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award

"Peniel Joseph's vivid portrait of the charismatic man who coined the term 'Black Power' is not only a masterful biography of one of the leading black radical heirs to Malcolm X, it is also a compelling 'biography' of the final phase of the Civil Rights Movement and the birth and demise of the Black Power Era.  Joseph brings to his subject his characteristically careful research and a wonderful capacity to weave a gripping tale.  His biography will restore Stokely Carmichael to his rightful place as a major leader of two movements in the history of the African American's struggle for equal rights."--Henry Louis Gates

“An insightful, highly engaging and fluently written biography”--New York Times Book Review

“Joseph’s account of Carmichael’s life is well-written and well-researched, providing persuasive explanations for his appeal.... Joseph’s biography fills a huge void and is a welcome addition to the scholarly literature on the civil rights movement.”--Washington Post



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