Interview with Linda Bryant-Hall

I'm sorry, if you could just mention Stokely--


When I first heard Stokely Carmichael stand up--and I saw him on the news--and he stood up in front of crowds of people, and screamed "Black Power" with his fists raised, I just said, oh, boy it's about time somebody said that. I mean, it's like we were afraid to say it; it was whispered, and we were told--our element of the movement were told, you know, not too loud with that; we don't want to offend anybody--ah, but Stokely had the nerve, the gall, the audacity to stand up and say, "Black Power", you know, and not be ashamed of that. And, I like that. I like that very much. And, ah, I sort of--I was sorry that King was afraid to say it. Because, then again, he looked real meek. And, ah, that was unbecoming, to many of us.