Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Ricks, Willie (a.k.a. Mukassa Dada) (1943–)

Ricks was a community organizer and prominent civil rights activist who first gained recognition for his work as a field secretary for SNCC with John Lewis. He planned sit-ins, demonstrations, and marches throughout the South. Eventually, he split ideologically from the SNCC and joined the Black Panther Party with Stokely Carmichael, where he instigated and spread the term “Black Power.”