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Post #1 by optimusprime » May 19th, 2015, 8:35 pm


May 19, 1925: Malcolm X Is Born
Richard Kreitner and The Almanac on May 19, 2015 - 7:00 AM ET

Born on this day in 1925, less than 40 years later Malcolm X was gunned down while giving a speech in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Shortly afterward, his Autobiography, written with the collaboration of Alex Haley, was published. It was reviewed in the Nation of November 8, 1965, by Truman Nelson, a novelist, essayist and biographer (of John Brown, most notably). James Baldwin based his incredible “A Report from Occupied Territory” (The Nation, July 11, 1966) largely on the work of Nelson, and wrote that he was “what another age would have called an abolitionist.” Baldwin called Nelson’s The Torture of Mothers “an extraordinary moral achievement, in the great American tradition of Tom Paine and Frederick Douglass.” His review of The Autobiography of Malcolm X was headlined “Delinquent’s Progress.”


Happy birthday to your memory
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Post #2 by 7rob7 » May 19th, 2015, 10:07 pm

A thoughtful gesture, OP. Thank you.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Post #3 by Bill Bryan » May 21st, 2015, 5:18 am

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