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Willie Ricks was one of SNCC’s great stump speakers, capable of getting great emotional responses from a crowd. During the Meredith March in Mississippi, where King and Stokely Carmichael marched side by side, it was Ricks who first unleashed the “Black Power” cry. Here he speaks in Atlanta

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Willie Ricks was one of SNCC’s great stump speakers, capable of getting great emotional responses from a crowd. During the Meredith March in Mississippi, where King and Stokely Carmichael marched side by side, it was Ricks who first unleashed the “Black Power” cry. Here he speaks in Atlanta

Artist: Danny Lyon (Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1942)
Date: 1964 (printed later)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
11 × 14 inches (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Charles (A.B. '84) and Linda Googe
Object number: 2018.21.103