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Stokely Carmichael ignites controvery by using the phrase “black power”
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At a huge mass meeting in Greenwood, Stokely mounts the platform and after arousing the audience with a powerful attack on Mississippi justice, he proclaims, "What we need is black power." Although this phrase had been used before by Richard Wright and others, this was the first time it has been used as a slogan in the civil rights movement.

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