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User Clip: Rare Footage of Malcolm X. Explaining to the Public 53 years ago what is happening today in our society.

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July 9, 2016

John Leggett from UC, Berkeley Sociology Professor asks Malcolm X. a question that deeply resonates with events in the U.S.A. Today - July,… read more

John Leggett from UC, Berkeley Sociology Professor asks Malcolm X. a question that deeply resonates with events in the U.S.A. Today - July, 9 2016.

Malcolm X was effectively orphaned early in life. His father was killed when he was six and his mother was placed in a mental hospital when he was thirteen, after which he lived in a series of foster homes. In 1946, at age 20, he went to prison for larceny and breaking and entering. While in prison, Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952, quickly rose to become one of the organization's most influential leaders.

By March 1964, Malcolm X had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam - had come to regard as largely wasted, he embraced Sunni Islam, traveled to Hajj, and was eventually gunned down while giving a speech.

Did his assasssins receive orders from the Nation to carry out the killing?

"I can't say that anyone in the Nation of Islam gave us the idea or instructed us to do it." - close

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