This study focuses on the life, ideas, and social activism of Malcolm X. The editors provide a compendium of essays that look at Malcolm X in light of advancing studies' appraisal of him; black nationalism and pan Africanism; his intellectual leadership; and black expressive behavior. With a historical perspective, this volume provides a contemporary approach to appraising the life of Malcolm X from an interdisciplinary matrix using paradigms of conceptual and narrative structural analysis. The editors encourage readers to develop an epistemology to describe and evaluate the life of this man.
James L. Conyers, Jr., Ph.D. is the Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Houston. Andrew P. Smallwood is Director of the African American Studies Program at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.