Kwame Ture: A Trinidadian-American with Passionate Commitment to African People

Source: Pambazuka News

stokely carmichaelThe 15 November 2013 marks 15 years since the death of Kwame Ture, formerly Stokely Carmichael. Pambazuka News marks his death with a special edition commemorating the political contribution, and thought of this notable son of Africa. ‘The charisma, warmth and magnetism’ of Kwame Ture were undeniable as Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, who helped edit Ture’s autobiography, points out. [1] His smile was infectious.

Kwame Ture – born to Trinidadian parents – was passionately committed to ordinary African people across the globe, whether in the Diaspora or on the motherland. He spent 30 years of his life living on the African continent in Guinea Conakry.

TENETS OF TURE’S PAN-AFRICANIST IDEOLOGY

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