By Brooklyn Reader

November 5, 2014, 3:52 pm


Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

As part of its John Oliver Killens Reading Series at Medgar Evers College, The Center for Black Literature will host author and professor of history Peniel E. Joseph on Thursday, November 13, at 6:30pm to discuss his latest book, “Stokely: A Life,” about activist Stokely Carmichael.


Author and Professor, Peniel E. Joseph

Professor Joseph will be in conversation with Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., founder of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College. Former Councilmember Charles Barron will serve as a respondent following the conversation.

In his biography about the charismatic and controversial Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Ture, Joseph captures the life of this giant of the Civil Rights Movement.

Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael

Author, cultural commentator and Professor Michael Eric Dyson stated, “Carmichael was the Prince of black revolution, and ‘Stokely’ is the brilliant chronicle of his complicated and remarkable reign during tempestuous times.”

The discussion and book-signing will take place in the Edison O. Jackson Auditorium, at Medgar Evers College, located at 1638 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.

This event is free and open to the public, and following the discussion there will be a question-and-answer session and a book-signing.

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