Interview with Stokley Carmichael
QUESTION 44
JUDY RICHARDSON:

Can you talk about that speech and how you felt and how the crowd felt?

STOKELY CARMICHAEL:

The speech as I said was probably one of his best speeches. He used words in that speech that I could never use. I mean if I were to use those words I would be dismissed as irresponsible. But he said, "The United States government is one of the greatest purveyors of violence in the world today." He clearly showed now the necessity of non, of nonviolent principles hooking up, but more importantly, he showed that the struggle of the Af—of the community, of the—