Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

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These are the major speeches made by Malcolm X during the last tumultuous eight months of his life. In this short period of time, his vision for abolishing racial inequality in the United States underwent a vast transformation. Breaking from the Black Muslims, he moved away from the black militarism prevalent in his earlier years only to be shot down by an assassin's bullet.

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ISBN-13: 9780802132130
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: 1st Grove Weidenfeld Evergreen ed
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 167,403
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I.Message to the Grass Roots: November 10, 1963, Detroit3
II.A Declaration of Independence: March 12, 1964, New York City18
III.The Ballot or the Bullet: April 3, 1964, Cleveland23
IV.The Black Revolution: April 8, 1964, New York City45
V.Letters from Abroad: April 20, 1964, Jedda, Saudi Arabia May 10, 1964, Lagos, Nigeria May 11, 1964, Accra, Ghana58
VI.The Harlem "Hate-Gang" Scare: May 29, 1964, New York City64
VII.Appeal to African Heads of State: July 17, 1964, Cairo, Egypt72
VIII.At the Audubon: December 13, 1964, New York City88
IX.With Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer: December 20, 1964, New York City105
X.At the Audubon: December 20, 1964, New York City115
XI.To Mississippi Youth: December 31, 1964, New York City137
XII.Prospects for Freedom in 1965: January 7, 1965, New York City147
XIII.After the Bombing: February 14, 1965, Detroit157
XIV.Confrontation with an "Expert": February 18, 1965, New York City178
XV.Last Answers and Interviews: A selection of statements made in interviews and meetings between November 23, 1964, and February 21, 1965, the last three months of Malcolm X's life194

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Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This man had a lot to say and the messages are very powerful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i am 15 and live in london i ordered this book 3 weeks ago and have been engrossed since i got it from b and n malcolms inspiring words really make you think about life i seriously recomend this book. its also taught me alot about standing up for what you believe in. best quote " ...if someone puts their hand on you, send him to the cemetary. Thats a good religion..."
Guest More than 1 year ago
In re-reading Malcolm X Speaks, I'm struck by how well he understood the viciousness of the U.S. system of oppression and how clearly he expressed the need for all-out, uncompromising struggle against it. The capitalist class lashed out at Malcolm X for these speeches, not just because he criticized their system, but because he dared to awaken the oppressed to their unconquerable human potential. Fighters from all over the world have studied this book, members of Sinn Fein in Ireland, farmers fighting foreclosure, opponents of police brutality, and supporters of the embattled Palestinians. Sharing the lessons of this book will advance our struggle!