Malcolm X: The FBI Fileby Claybourne Carson
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The FBI opened its file on Malcolm X shortly after his release from a Boston prison in March 1953. Twelve years later on February 21, 1965 he was assassinated in a hail of bullets. Yet his fascinating story survived his violent death and a vital part of that story is found here in Malcolm X: The FBI File.
This extraordinary work distills the voluminous file kept on the most controversial and charismatic civil rights leader, which ran to more than thirty-six hundred pages. Accompanied by the incisive commentaries of Clayborne Carson, a leading scholar of the American Civil Rights movement, this is a fascinating biographical and historical document, one that sheds light on both Malcolm X and the government compelled to monitor him.
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Meet the Author
Clayborne Carson, professor at Stanford University, is the author of The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the awardwinning In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. He is the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, a long-term project to edit and publish King’s letters, speeches, and writings.
Spike Lee’s films have won numerous honors, including two Golden Globes and an Academy Award for Do the Right Thing. He also directed the movie biography of Malcolm X.
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This is a must read for all students of African American history. This is one of the most fascinating books you will ever read. So much can be learned, ENJOY!