Remembering Malcolm X
On this day, 19May, in 1925 a great American civil rights activist was born…..
African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and ’60s.
Born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm X was a prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and ’60s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members at the time he was released from prison in 1952 to 40,000 members by 1960. Articulate, passionate and a naturally gifted and inspirational orator, Malcolm X exhorted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism “by any means necessary,” including violence. The fiery civil rights leader broke with the group shortly before his assassination on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech.
A short vid about Malcolm’s last years……
Source: X: Malcolm’s Final Years
This country is a better place when we have people like Malcolm fighting for our rights……we need more Malcolms and less d/bags….
That ends my week……I will start my weekend with a smile and a song….