Presents a comprehensive analysis that integrates the developing vision of the man, Malcolm X, with the man he became, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, it provides an in-depth analysis of Malcolm's directives on why the African-American struggle for national liberation and self-determination is necessary, how it should be carried on, and why it can succeed.
demonstrates the crucial, often overlooked role that Humanism has played in African American struggles for dignity, power and justice. Pinn collects the finest examples of African American Humanism and shows how its embrace by a variety of prominent figures in African American thought and letters has served as the basis for activism and resistance to American racism and sexism.
This biography, though it covers his early life and adulthood, focusses most prominently on Malcolm X's final years, which were largely dominated by his departure from the Nation of Islam and his conflict with Elijah Muhammad. Throughout, the author addresses a number of lingering issues, including the role of fellow prisoner John Elton Bembry in Malcolm's prison conversion; whether Malcolm decided to leave the Nation of Islam before he was suspended by Elijah Muhammad; whether he was seeking martyrdom; and the extent of the role that government agencies played in Malcolm X's assassination in 1965.
probes the myths and meanings of Malcolm X for our time. From Spike Lee's film biography to Eugene Wolfenstein's psychobiographical study, from hip-hop culture to gender and racial politics, Dyson cuts a critical swathe through both the idolization and the vicious caricatures that have undermined appreciation of Malcolm's greatest accomplishments.
The PBS "American Experience" documentary of his life, Malcolm X: Make It Plain, explores his many-faceted character - political philosopher and visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and hero - and the many forces that forged him. In this, the companion volume to the documentary, rare photographs and personal memories interweave to tell the compelling story of Malcolm's youth on the streets of Boston and New York, his world travels, his life within the Nation of Islam, and his assassination in 1965.
This book tells the story of America's most notable black rights campaigners. They are often depicted as polar opposites: King, the apostle of love, and Malcolm, the hate-mongering demagogue. James H. Cone cuts through the superficial caricatures of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving towards convergence.
transcripts of two speeches:
- Rev. Albert Cleage speech at a memorial meeting for Malcolm X at the Friday Night Socialist Forum in Detroit, February 24, 1967.
- George Breitman speech at the Detroit Friday Night Socialist Forum, March 17, 1967.
offers the first book-length religious treatment of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was certainly a political man. Yet he was also a man of Allah, struggling with his salvation--as concerned with redemption as with revolution.
"Dr. Leader draws on the speeches and writings of Malcolm X to accurately answer these four questions: (1) Was Malcolm X leaning toward socialism during the last year of his life? (2) Was Malcolm X becoming "integrationist" and therefore in line with the conservative civil rights forces during the last year of his life? (3) Did Malcolm X remain a black nationalist to the end? (4) Was Malcolm X an important black leader whose militancy and political coherence deteriorated during the last year of his life?"