- Carmichael was born on June 29, 1941, in Port of Spain
- He entered Howard University in Washington, D.C., and graduated with a degree in philosophy in 1964.
- When Carmichael was 2 his dad left him with his grandma and immigrated to New York.
- Carmichael was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1985
- He died on November 15, 1988, at the age of 57
Civil Rights Movement
- He joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
- While at Howard, became a Freedom Rider, participating in the integrated bus rides into the South that CORE organized to confront segregation in interstate travel.
- 1967, Carmichael broke with the SNCC, joined the Black Panthers, founded by Huey Newton and others, and became the group's prime minister.