Story | Nov 24, 2014 | 5:53 PM
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Story | Jan 6, 2015 | 2:06 PMPeniel E. Joseph begins the narrative of his definitive 2014 biography of Stokely Carmichael on a humid Mississippi night. He describes the 24-year-old Carmichael speaking to a crowd in the open air on a warm, late-spring evening after his most recent arrest while organizing for change in 1966 America. “This is the twenty-seventh time I have been arrested,’” Joseph quotes him shouting. “With words that echoed through the night, Carmichael urged the crowd to take control of their destiny . . . ‘We want black power!’ [Carmichael] shouted. A thunderous reply of ‘Black Power!’ emanated from the crowd, sparking a call-and-response chant that gave the event the feel of an outdoor religious revival.”
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Robert Chew was one of those talents you could easily underestimate. If you didn't already know how much of a powerhouse he was on stage, you could easily pass the quiet, mysterious man sitting in the back of the Arena Players' theater. I'd known him...