Mukasa Speaks! A Present Day Speech From The Man Who Coined “Black Power!”

Whaddup my African people?


Dr. King (left), Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), and Mukada Dada (Willie Ricks) marching for freedom and having a laugh while doing it.

Have you ever wondered what the greats from the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movements would say about the USA in 2013? Well, this weekend WFTF has had the honor to be in the presence of history. A founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a founder of the Deacons For Defense and the man who coined the term Black Power, which would be popularized by none other than Kwame Ture (at the time Stokely Carmichael). Did we mention that he, with SNCC, founded the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO)  also known as the original Black Panther Party and the subject of our Field History Profile

Mukasa Dada (fka WIllie Ricks) came to LA to speak Saturday at this year’s African Holocaust Meeting at the AFIBA Center.  WFTF had the honor of representin’ on stage to present our programs and vision for a strong grassroots effort to heal our communities and the African masses in the country. We helped warm the stage up and the legendary organizer, Mukasa Dada, burned it down. Below you can listen to his complete speech at the Pan African Art Gallery in Long Beach where he burned it down again. As you listen, notice how his description of the struggle that his audience faced makes them  sound like they at church, the church of Black Power. If you ready to hear truth from the mouth of a man who bled in the streets for equality, justice, and everything else we’ve been denied since being brought here, get ready for a treat. Without further adieu… Mukasa Speaks!


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One Response to “Mukasa Speaks! A Present Day Speech From The Man Who Coined “Black Power!””

  1. Us June 29, 2014 at 3:27 PM # Reply

    Thanks for uploading this video of another Afrikan Elder Warrior

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