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The Diary of Malcolm X: 1964


In 1964, Malcolm X made two trips to Africa and theMiddle East. During those trips, he kept copious notes. This remarkable document, The Diary of Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964, is comprised of those notes, along with editing, annotations, and

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In 1964, Malcolm X made two trips to Africa and theMiddle East. During those trips, he kept copious notes. This remarkable document, The Diary of Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964, is comprised of those notes, along with editing, annotations, and

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From the Publisher
"The publication of The Diary of Malcolm X is a great historical event in African American intellectual history.  Composed of entries written between April 15 and November 17, 1964, a crucial transitional year in this great leader's religious, political and philosophical beliefs, the Diary affords us unmediated access to the quality of Malcolm's intellect and his keen sensivities as a cultural and social commentator, in compelling adn unadorned prose. . . . Every student of Malcolm X, and the history of Black political leadership, should read this compelling book."

—Henry Louis Gates Jr. Director, The DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

“From the pages of his Diary, we hear his voice distilled and pure, devoid of outside interference, manipulation or intent. With his Diary, the entire world can now accurately assess the value, contribution and magnitude of Malcolm X.”

—Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883783511
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 166,430
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Herb Boyd The Diary of Malcolm X
Herb Boyd is a journalist, activist, teacher, and has authored or edited 23 books,
including By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X Real Not Reinvented (co-edited with
Haki Madhubuti, Maulana Karenga, and Ron Daniels); and Civil Rights: Yesterday &
Today. His book Baldwin's Harlem, a biography of James Baldwin, was a finalist
for a 2009 NAACP Image Award. In 1995, with Robert Allen, he was a recipient
of an American Book Award for Brotherman—The Odyssey of Black Men in America,
an anthology. We Shall Overcome, a media-fusion book with narration by the late
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, is used in classrooms all over the world, as is his
Autobiography of a People and The Harlem Reader. His articles can be found in such
publications as The Black Scholar, The Final Call, the Amsterdam News, Cineaste,
Downbeat, The Network Journal, and The Daily Beast among others.

Ilyasah Al-Shabazz The Diary of Malcolm X
Ilyasah Shabazz holds a Master of Science degree in education and human resource
development from Fordham University. For many years she was director of Public
Affairs and Special Events for the city of Mount Vernon, New York. In 2002, she, along
with Kim McLarin, completed her memoir Growing Up X.

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Malcolm X met and interacted hundreds of people during time documented in this Diary.  Some of those individuals were: 
US Senator, Paul H. Douglas,
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian president and Arab world leader
Julian Mayfield, author, activist
Julius Nyerere
Maya Angelou
Muhammad Ali
Shirley Graham Du Bois

The Diary compliments the well-known Autobiography of Malcolm X, the collaboration between Malcolm and Alex Haley

The Diary helps to provide direct answers on how Malcolm's travels to Mecca, the Middle East and Africa impacted the last full year of his life.

Through diary excerpts along with the commentary, readers relive the first-hand accounts of this complicated and iconic man—Malcolm X.

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