1960s civil rights activist Carmichael dead at 57

November 16, 1998
Kwame Ture, who as Stokely Carmichael was a leading civil rights activist in the 1960s and used the slogan "Black power!" to rally blacks to the movement, died of prostate cancer November 15 in Conakry, Guinea. He was 57.
     Mr. Ture was a former president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a mainly 1960s civil rights organization. He also was a former prime minister of the Black Panther Party, the militant organization founded in Oakland, Calif., by Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
     "He was one of our generation who was determined to give his life to transforming America and Africa," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said after hearing of his death. "He was committed to ending racial apartheid in our country. He helped bring those walls down."