Monday, November 28, 2016

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) in Cuba 1967: Revolutionary Solidarity With the Growing Black Liberation Movement

Tricontinental Routes of Solidarity: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) in Cuba 1967

"Global South against imperialism, capitalism, and racism facilitated Carmichael’s solidarity with
Castro [in 1967]. Yet divergent views on the role of race in fighting oppression limited their solidarity.

Carmichael and Castro’s spectacular alliance demonstrated their personal affinity and ideological
commonalities but did not result in an institutional alliance between the black liberation movement and the Cuban state. Instead Carmichael’s connection with the Cuban Revolution left an underexplored legacy. Examining Carmichael’s visit to Cuba illustrates the possibilities and pitfalls of transnational solidarity and furthers our understanding of postwar struggles for change."