Posts Tagged ‘ Black Freedom Movement ’

Honoring Malcolm X

May 13, 2014
Honoring Malcolm X

African American Breakthrough Series The month of May marks the birthday of Malcolm X, one of the most influential voices and leaders of the twentieth-century. The African American Breakthrough Series is proud to celebrate the life and achievements of Malcolm X. Malcolm X’s legacy is expansive and profoundly insightful and instructive. To ignore his...
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Message to the Grassroots: In Unity and Struggle

May 23, 2010
Message to the Grassroots: In Unity and Struggle

Malcolm X was one of the twentieth century’s most gifted leaders and orators. He used his speeches critique American racism and to reeducate blacks regarding their identity (Africans in Americans), purpose (free themselves from racial oppression) and direction (serve as a revolutionary political and social force capable of building a more humane society). In...
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Malcolm X and the Radicalization of America

May 9, 2010
Malcolm X and the Radicalization of America

Here—at this final hour, in this quiet place—Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes… Did you ever talk to Brother Malcolm? Did you ever touch him or have him smile at you? Did you ever really listen to him? Did he ever do a mean thing? Was he ever...
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Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

April 30, 2010
Celebrating the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: The Engine and Energy of the Civil Rights Movement

Surely, Martin Luther King had the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in mind when he asserted: “I am convinced that the student movement that was taking place all over the South in 1960 was one of the most significant developments in the whole civil rights struggle. It was no overstatement to characterize these events...
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