Kwame Ture

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Kwame Ture (previously known as Stokely Carmichael) was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on June 29, 1941. He left his imprint on the world as a strong Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He moved to Harlem, in New York, New York, in 1952 at the age of eleven to rejoin his parents, who had migrated when he was aged two, leaving him with his grandmother and two aunts. He graduated from Howard University and rose to prominence in the civil rights and Black Power movements, first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced "snick”), working with Martin Luther King Jr. and other Southern leaders to stage protests, and later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party.