Category Archives: Malcolm X

Rising Up Angry

“Rising Up Angry was a radical youth movement organized as a militant community organization based in working class communities in Chicago, parallelling but not part of the Weatherman Underground and Revolutionary Youth Movement currents in New Left politics at the … Continue reading

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Great Cultural Icons Talk Civil Rights: James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte & Sidney Poitier (1963)

“On the day of the historic ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ (August 28, 1963), known today as The Great March on Washington (watch it on YouTube in three parts), CBS aired a 30-minute roundtable discussion featuring James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph … Continue reading

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Soul On Ice – Eldridge Cleaver (1965)

“Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver’s best known writing and remains a seminal work in … Continue reading

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William Kunstler

William Kunstler and Ramsey Clark in jail at the end of the Attical trial, 1975. “William Moses Kunstler (July 7, 1919 – September 4, 1995) was an American radical lawyer and civil rights activist, known for his politically unpopular clients. Kunstler … Continue reading

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The Ballot or the Bullet

King Solomon Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan – April 12, 1964 “‘The Ballot or the Bullet’ is the title of a public speech by human rights activist Malcolm X. In the speech, which was delivered on April 3, 1964, at Cory … Continue reading

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Evergreen Review

“Evergreen Review is a U.S.-based literary magazine founded by Barney Rosset, publisher of Grove Press. It existed in print from 1957 through 1973, and was re-launched online in 1998. Its diversity can be seen in the March–April 1960 issue, which … Continue reading

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Harlem Freedom Rally – Malcolm X (1960)

“As-Salaam-Alaikum beloved brothers and sisters, welcome to our Harlem Freedom Rally. When we say ‘our’ we do not mean Muslim nor Christian, Catholic nor Protestant, Baptist nor Methodist, Democrat nor Republican, Mason nor Elk. By ‘our’ Harlem Freedom, we mean … Continue reading

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