In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement.
Malcolm X's cultural rebirth―his improbable second coming―brims with irony. The nineties are marked by intense and often angry debates about racial authenticity and "selling out," and the participants in these debates―from politicians to filmmakers to rap artists―often draw on Malcolm's scorching rebukes to such moves.
Malcolm X Speaks contains the major speeches of one of the most important leaders of the Black revolution. Malcolm X was one of the great orators of our time, delivering countless speeches about the Black experience in America, police brutality, voting rights, and more.
Powerful narrative and graphics tell the story of Malcolm X's life, his journey of self-discovery, his far-reaching ideas, his martyrdom, and his impact on an era. Embraced as a righteous prophet of Black power and pride, damned as the voice of violence, Malcolm X emerges as a complex, brave, and brilliant figure with much to teach about the struggle for dignity.
“One of the first things I think young people, especially
nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for
yourself and think for yourself”
“History is not there for you to like or dislike it is there for you to learn from it
and if it offends you even better because you are less likely to repeat it.
not yours to erase; it belongs to all of us.”
Lt. Col. Allen West
“By understanding history we have a common ground to understand each
“Education takes place in the combination of the home the
community the school and the receptive mind.”
“There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And
there is no higher cause than honouring our struggle and ancestors by
Lonnie G. Bunch III
“Before we even attempt to teach children, we want them to
know each of them is unique and very special. We want them to
like themselves to want to achieve and care about
“Education heels gives new information new knowledge of who
they are and what they are.”
“Education is creating not limiting and destroying.”
“You may not have been born in Africa but Africa was born in you.”