Malcolm X was a human rights activist, political radical, teacher, Muslim cleric, and before his conversion to Islam, a pimp. One of the most influential and charismatic figures of the 20th century, he continues to case a long shadow on American politics and the plight of people of color in North America.
Books about Malcolm X, as well as his own writings, can be found HERE.
African American self empowerment and learned self-hatred were running themes throughout Malcolm X’s writings and speeches. Below is an excerpt from one of those speeches.