Malcolm X: The FBI File

Malcolm X: The FBI File


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Malcolm X: The FBI File by Clayborne Carson

The FBI has made possible a reassembling of the history of Malcolm X that goes beyond any previous research. From the opening of his file in March of 1953 to his assassination in 1965, the story of Malcolm X’s political life is a gripping one.

Shortly after he was released from a Boston prison in 1953, the FBI watched every move Malcolm X made. Their files on him totaled more than 3,600 pages, covering every facet of his life. Viewing the file as a source of information about the ideological development and political significance of Malcolm X, historian Clayborne Carson examines Malcolm’s relationship to other African-American leaders and institutions in order to define more clearly Malcolm’s place in modern history.

With its sobering scrutiny of the FBI and the national policing strategies of the 1950s and 1960s, Malcolm X: The FBI File is one of a kind: never before has there been so much material on the assassination of Malcolm X in one conclusive volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616083762
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 437,823
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
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