03/20/2014 02:41 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

My Conversation With Professor Peniel Joseph on Stokely: A Life

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Professor Peniel Joseph, a leading scholar of African American history and an award-winning author. Joseph teaches at Tufts University and also founded a growing subfield that he characterizes as "Black Power Studies," which is actively rewriting post-war American and African American history and related interdisciplinary fields. He discusses his latest text, Stokely: A Life, an authoritative portrait of civil rights leader and political organizer Stokely Carmichael.

In the clip below, Joseph talks about Carmichael's relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including his role in moving Dr. King to denounce the Vietnam War.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley tonight on PBS. Check out our website for your local TV listings: