The Stone Center will present Power! Stokely Carmichael, a play written and performed by actor and playwright Meshaun Labrone and directed by Jennifer Knight.
In June 1966, during the last great march of the Civil Rights Movement, a young activist changed the battle cry from “Freedom Now!” to “Power!” Now, on the 50th Anniversary of this march, witness the rise of Stokely Carmichael, who would become the energizing force of the Black Power Movement. In this blistering one-man show, you will be transported back to the summer of 1966 and encounter multiple characters that Stokely Carmichael encountered during the days of the Civil Rights Movement. The production is tense, funny, heartbreaking, informative, engaging and non-stop entertaining.
This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education, the Institute for African American Research at UNC and the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC.
This event is Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.