July 2022 Catalogue

Black Americana and Abolition – 17 – Bauman Rare Books - July 2022 First Edition Of Black Power: SNCC Speaks For Itself, 1968 25. CARMICHAEL, Stokely and BROWN, H. Rap. Black Power. SNCC Speaks for Itself. A Collection of Statements and Interviews. Boston, 1968. Slim octavo, original printed tan paper wrappers. $3200. First edition of a major civil rights work with Statements by Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown, a lengthy interview with Brown, and excepts from a controversial “working paper” on making SNCC fully “black-staffed, black-controlled and black-financed,” in original wrappers. This publication brings together two important figures in the Black Power movement: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) and H. Rap. Brown (Jamil Abdullah AlAmin). Carmichael, elected SNCC chairman in May 1966, resigned the following May to be succeeded by Brown—a transition that marks their roles as the controversial “protean figures” of the civil rights movement. In February 1968, two months before the assassination of Dr. King, Carmichael became Prime Minister of the Oakland-based Black Panthers. That same year Brown resigned as SNCC leader and similarly became affiliated with the Black Panthers as Minister of Justice. Small numerical notation on front wrapper. Fine condition. “Helped To Shape The Political Outlook Of An Entire Generation” 26. CARMICHAEL, Stokely. Testimony of Stokely Carmichael. HearingBefore the Subcommittee to Investigate theAdministration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate. Washington, 1970. Slim octavo, original printed beige self-wrappers. $750. First edition of the official two-hour Testimony by Carmichael, following a subpoena for his appearance before the Senate Subcommittee, “printed for the use of the Committee.” Carmichael was a student at Howard when he joined the Freedom Rides. After serving as chairman of SNCC—and following his call for “Black Power” during the Meredith March—he stepped away from SNCC in 1967 and traveled to Cuba, North Vietnam, China and Africa. On his return to the U.S., he became prime minister of the Oaklandbased Black Panther Party before resigning in July 1969. On March 24, 1970, Carmichael received a subpoena to appear before a Senate subcommittee. Facing jail time if he refused to appear, he invoked the Fifth Amendment over 40 times to questions by Senators Strom Thurmond and Birch Bayh. Carmichael “achieved a level of political notoriety that rivaled, indeed at time surpassed, that of Malcolm X… his activism helped to shape the political outlook of an entire generation” (Joseph, 319-21). Fine condition.