1967 – Stokely Carmichael Speaks at Whitewater

On this date nationally known activist Stokely Carmichael spoke at UW-Whitewater as part of a forum series entitled "Black Power and the Civil Rights Movement." The chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee at Whitewater motivated students in attendance, stating that blacks must reclaim their identity and history, and organize to control local political offices, especially in large cities. [Source: ]