50 Years ago today, Malcolm X was murdered at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. He was controversial during his lifetime and remains so today, but his contributions to the ongoing American conversation about race and to our understanding of the ramifications of institutional racism are undeniable, no matter how you feel about his message. Malcolm X led an extraordinary life, transforming himself from petty criminal to political leader, philosopher and cultural icon whose words still resonate and challenge us 50 years after his death.
Malcolm X Books
Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.
ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY The Autobiography of Malcolm X defines American culture and the African American struggle for social and economic equality that has now become a battle for survival.
Malcolm X grew to be one of America’s most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom and justice.
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History Hailed as “a masterpiece” (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable’s acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history.