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April 6, 2012

Gil Noble’s (1932-2012) Legendary Interview With Stokely Carmichael

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Written by: Kelly Virella
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elevision journalist Gil Noble died yesterday from complications related to the stroke he suffered last summer. He was 80. Since 1968, he hosted the New York City public affairs television program “Like It Is.” The show interviewed people relevant to the African diaspora and was loved by many black New Yorkers.

The New York Times did a full obituary of Noble. Here’s one of his legendary interviews, with Stokely Carmichael, a leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee who coined the term “black power.” Carmichael changed his name to Kwame Ture after moving to Guinea in 1969. Noble interviewed him in June 1996 about two year’s before his death.

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Kelly Virella
Kelly Virella lives in an East Harlem walk-up with her husband, her bicycle and her books. She's worked as a journalist for 11 years and started this website during the summer of 2011. She fell in love with New York City during her first visit here as a 16-year-old and finally made good on her promise to move here in April 2010.


Official portrait from his tenure as US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.