Category Archives: Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X was published in 1965, the result of a collaboration between human rights activist Malcolm X and journalist Alex Haley. Haley coauthored the autobiography based on a series of in-depth interviews he conducted between 1963 and Malcolm X’s … Continue reading

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Romare Bearden: Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage of printed papers and graphite on board, 8½ by 11¾ inches. “The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake … Continue reading

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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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