Stokely Carmichael(1941–1998)nbsp;began working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 and became chairman in 1966. His “Black Power” speech reignited the movement of that name, and in 1967 he and Charles Hamilton wrote the bookBlack Power. In 1968 and 1969, he served as the honorary Prime Minister of the Black Panther Partynbsp;and alsonbsp;became a student of, and aide to, presidents Kwame Nkrumah and Sekou Toure of Guinea,nbsp;helping tonbsp;organize the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. In 1978 he changed his name to Kwame Ture.Mumia Abu-Jamal, a jailed journalist and political activist, is the author of five books, includingLive from Death Row, and is a frequent radio commentator. The campaign to free him from a Pennsylvania prisonnbsp;since henbsp;wasnbsp;sentenced to death for allegedly killing a police officer has garnered international attention.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist & author of two books, "Live from Death Row" & "Death Blossoms", which address prison life from a critical & spiritual perspective. In 1981 he was elected president of the Association of Black Journalists (Philadelphia chapter). His 1982 murder trial & subsequent conviction has raised considerable controversy & criticism for alleged constitutional violations & other improprieties. In spite of his almost two-decade long imprisonment on death row, Abu-Jamal has fought for his freedom & for his profession. He holds a BA from Goddard College & an MA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His books have sold more than 100,000 copies & have been translated into seven languages.