Vintage 1969 “Stokely Is a Riot” Pinback
Vintage 1969 “Stokely Is a Riot” Pinback
Vintage 1969 “Stokely Is a Riot” Pinback

Vintage 1969 “Stokely Is a Riot” Pinback

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This is a vintage 1969 Stokely Carmichael pin, which reads “Stokely Is a Riot”. Pin is yellow and was apparently a response to Stokely’s charismatic and powerful public persona. 

About Stokely Carmichael: kwame ture (formerly known as stokely carmichael) and Howard alum was a community organizer in the civil rights movement, most notably for the student non-violent coordinating committee (sncc). the trinidadian-born new yorker is responsible for the term “black power”, which he used at a rally in 1966 in mississippi. the nation caught on and the slogan became synonymous with the movement to dismantle white supremacy in the US and across the diaspora.