"Mr. [Kwame] Somburu evolved from a high school dropout named Paul Boutelle, who sold the Great Books of the Western World series door to door and voted for the straight Republican ticket in 1956, into a public school teacher who adopted the name of a Kenyan tribe and embraced a Trotskyite scientific socialism forged in anti-imperialism and class-conscious black nationalism."Later mention is made of Mr. Somburu's July 10, 1968 appearance on an episode of Firing Line discussing "The Socialist Workers' Party and American Politics".
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Kwame Somburu, Perennial Socialist Candidate, Dies at 81
Sam Roberts' obituary at The New York Times includes that,