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.
|Edition description:||1st Grove Weidenfeld Evergreen ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
|I.||Message to the Grass Roots: November 10, 1963, Detroit||3|
|II.||A Declaration of Independence: March 12, 1964, New York City||18|
|III.||The Ballot or the Bullet: April 3, 1964, Cleveland||23|
|IV.||The Black Revolution: April 8, 1964, New York City||45|
|V.||Letters from Abroad: April 20, 1964, Jedda, Saudi Arabia May 10, 1964, Lagos, Nigeria May 11, 1964, Accra, Ghana||58|
|VI.||The Harlem "Hate-Gang" Scare: May 29, 1964, New York City||64|
|VII.||Appeal to African Heads of State: July 17, 1964, Cairo, Egypt||72|
|VIII.||At the Audubon: December 13, 1964, New York City||88|
|IX.||With Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer: December 20, 1964, New York City||105|
|X.||At the Audubon: December 20, 1964, New York City||115|
|XI.||To Mississippi Youth: December 31, 1964, New York City||137|
|XII.||Prospects for Freedom in 1965: January 7, 1965, New York City||147|
|XIII.||After the Bombing: February 14, 1965, Detroit||157|
|XIV.||Confrontation with an "Expert": February 18, 1965, New York City||178|
|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 life||194|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This man had a lot to say and the messages are very powerful.
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..."
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!