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February 2015 - What's Happening @ LWLC : Malcolm X Assassination

Malcolm X Assassination Anniversary

Malcolm X (birth name- Malcolm Little, Muslim name - El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) was about to address a meeting of the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan on February 21, 1965. Suddenly, three men rushed the stages and assassinated Malcolm X. He had not even turned 40 (he would have on May 19, 1965).

During his life and after, Malcolm X is seen in both positive and negative lights. He is seen favorably for his advocacy for black rights and inditement of white society. He is seen unfavorably for his calls for black supremacy and violence against white society. Whether one agrees with him or not, one can admire the forcefulness and conviction of his speech and ideals. 

Top Malcolm X Speeches ( -  "By Any Means Necessary", "Ballot or the Bullet", "House Negro vs. The Field Negro", "Speech on Police Brutality", and "Speech at Oxford University". 

Photo source:; Text: NF

Malcolm X -

The following mini-video from (Youtube) provides a good summary of Malcolm X''s life and legacy. (text: NF)

Books & eBooks

Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons  that discuss the life, thought, and  assassination of Malcolm X:

Text & selections: NF

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