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“So the question, then, clearly is not whether or not one can work. It’s who has power? Who has power to make his or her acts legitimate? That is all. And that [in] this country that power is invested in the hands of white people, and they make their acts legitimate. It is now, therefore, for black people to make our acts legitimate.”

-Stokely Carmichael, “BLACK POWER” (29 OCTOBER 1966)

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rl6a1p

http://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/carmichael-black-power-speech-text/

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