Bringing The World Home To You

© 2024 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

A New One-Man Show Resurrects Stokely Carmichael

Actor Meshaun Labrone playing Stokely Carmichael in a new one-man show.
DJ Corey Photography
Courtesy of the Artist
Meshaun Labrone perfoms "POWER!" Stokely Carmichael, a one-man play chroniciling Stokely Carmichael's role in the black power movement.

Note: This conversation is a rebroadcast from February 16, 2017.

In the early 1960s, Stokely Carmichaelwas a relatively-unknown young activist working primarily with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Alabama and Mississippi. But he rose to prominence in the summer of 1966 when he introduced the term “black power” into the national dialogue.

A new one-man show examines this pivotal moment in civil rights history through the eyes of Stokely Carmichael himself. Host Frank Stasio talks with writer and performer Meshaun Labrone about his show “POWER!” Stokely Carmichael. Labrone performs this Friday, Feb.17 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.