February 22, 2017

#BlackHistoryNow: Remembering Malcolm X – 52 Years After His Death [VIDEO]

Black History Month
#BlackHistoryNow: Remembering Malcolm X – 52 Years After His Death [VIDEO]
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On this day in 1965, one of the leaders of the civil rights moment Malcolm X passed away after being murdered during a speech in Harlem.

He was addressing a crowd at the Organization of Afro-American Unity at the time before his death. His vision of the Civil Rights Movement was an important different perspective than Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision.

At a young 39-years-old he had passed away tragically after being shot at point blank range as his return from Mecca was to help change his approach to the entire movement.

See some of his biggest speeches below.


Know Your History: Black History Month; The Martyrdom of Malcolm X. On this day, February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was martyred at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. At his funeral, Ossie Davis gave a powerful eulogy. #KnowYourHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #MalcolmX @yourrightscamp @ravisionmedia

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