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22Feb/140

Remembering Malcolm X: Understanding & Responding to Racism in its Global Context

 Malcolm X
May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

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On February 21, 1965 (49 years ago yesterday), Malcolm X was killed by a group of assassins during a rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York.  Today, people all over the world will participate in programs, study sessions and other activities to honor the life and legacy of Malcolm X.

We recognize Brother Malcolm X today, by highlighting two of his final speeches. The first is one of the final speeches recorded, delivered in Detroit on February 14, 1965 (later in the day after his house was bombed in New York).  The second speech, Prospects for Freedom in 1965, was delivered by Malcolm X at the Militant Labor Forum on January 7, 1965.

The best way for us to honor and celebrate Malcolm X's life and example is to continue our collective study of history, and to organize against racism in all of its expressions and forms.

 

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