Nov 1, 2021
Nov 1, 2021

Portrait of Stokely Carmichael and his wife Miriam Makeba

Portrait of Stokely Carmichael and his wife Miriam Makeba

c. 1969

John Kjellstrom

(Swedish, active 1950s-1960s)

Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

Image: 18.1 x 23.8 cm (7 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.216


Did you know?

The Swedish establishment endorsed the American Civil Rights Movement and invited many of its leaders to lecture in Sweden during the 1960s.


This image showsKwame Ture (bornStokely Carmichael) and his wife, South African singer Miriam Makeba, at a public event in Sweden. Ture was one of the original Freedom Riders, a prominent organizer in the Civil Rights movement, and a key proponent of the Black Power Movement, serving as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later as “Honorary Prime Minister” of the Black Panther Party.

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