Posts Tagged ‘ Malcolm X ’

African Liberation Day: May 25, 2014

May 24, 2014
African Liberation Day: May 25, 2014

The History of African Liberation Day (ALD) ALD was founded in 1958 when Kwame Nkrumah convened the First Conference of Independent States held in Accra, Ghana and attended by eight independent African states. The 15th of April was declared “African Freedom Day,” to mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and...
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Judging America: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

May 18, 2014
Judging America: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

African American History 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 History 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...
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The Critical Thought of Malcolm X

May 18, 2014
The Critical Thought of 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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The Social Morality of Malcolm X

May 15, 2014
The Social Morality of 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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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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Celebrating and Honoring The Message of Malcolm X

May 19, 2011
Celebrating and Honoring The Message of Malcolm X

Kwanzaa places a premium and priority on African American History. The Kwanzaa symbol ‘Mat” represents tradition and history. The Kwanzaa principle Self-determination instructs that African Americans study, know, and build upon their history and honor and celebrate their heroes and heroines. Thus, we honor and celebrate the 86th year birthday of Malcolm X.  Much...
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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: The Motive Force of Change in America

May 30, 2010
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King: The Motive Force of Change in America

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King were the defining figures of the 1960s black freedom struggle. These two towering leaders influence and determine the scope and tone of the civil rights struggle and black power movement. Through their philosophy and leadership, they set the moral and social agenda for much of the second half...
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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: Avatar of Black Power

May 19, 2010

While Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) is largely credited and associated with popularizing the call for Black Power, Malcolm X is truly the foundational figure for who gave voice and representation to concept and practice of Black Power.  Building on the philosophy of Marcus Garvey and teaching of the Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm outlined contours of...
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America in the Age of Malcolm X

May 16, 2010
America in the Age of Malcolm X

The influence and impact of Malcolm X on the 1960s Freedom Struggle and America in general is beyond category and measure. Any lack appreciation of Malcolm X’s contribution to advancement of the Black Freedom Struggle and the radicalization of America is due in large measure to his powerful anti-establishment message and the instructiveness of...
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