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what is that one speech of Malcolm X?

that showed his new perspective after having come from the pilgrimage in mecca???

You know... with the realization that it's ok to hope for integration across races??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep."

    -- "Message to the Grass Roots," speech, Nov. 1963, Detroit (published in Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 1, 1965).

    "Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner. You must be eating some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American."

    -- "The Ballot or the Bullet," speech, April 3 1964, Cleveland, Ohio (published in Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 3, 1965).

  • mahen
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    1 decade ago

    In December 1953, a little more than a year after he was paroled from prison, Malcolm was named the minister at the NOI's Boston mosque, Temple No. 11. The following year he also became the minister at Temple No. 12 (Philadelphia) and Temple No. 7 (New York).

    Muhammad Speaks, the NOI newspaper, was founded by Malcolm in 1957.

    Beginning in the 1960s, Malcolm was invited to participate in numerous debates, including forums on radio stations (Los Angeles, New York, Washington), television programs ("Open Mind," "The Mike Wallace News Program") and universities (Harvard Law School, Howard University, Columbia University).

    In 1963, the New York Times reported that Malcolm X was the second most sought after speaker in the United States.

  • 1 decade ago

    In an interview with Gordon Parks in 1965, Malcolm revealed:

    "I realized racism isn't just a black and white problem. It's brought bloodbaths to about every nation on earth at one time or another.

  • 1 decade ago

    old school but still in it

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