About the Play


About the Play

Prompted by the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and inspired by his time working as a corrections officer at a Florida maximum security prison, Meshaun Labrone wrote “POWER!” Stokely Carmichael.

The play takes an absurdist journey into the mind of revolutionary Stokely Carmichael. On June 23,1966, Carmichael prepared to engage in a stand off with state police during the March Against Fear in Canton, Mississippi, where he continued to expound on Black Power.