"We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary."

Al Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz, mais conhecido como Malcolm X, foi um dos maiores defensores do Nacionalismo Negro nos Estados Unidos. Fundou a Organização para a Unidade Afro-Americana, de inspiração separatista.

Malcolm X holding a M1 Carbine and peering behind a curtain in response to death threats against him and his family. 1964.   ()

Malcolm X holding a M1 Carbine and peering behind a curtain in response to death threats against him and his family. 1964. ()

Malcolm X. This man died a shaheed in our modern times. We should honour him and read his life story. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is an astonishing book and so many lessons can be learnt from it, not least how Hidaayah can produce the most remarkable and drastic changes in even the most depraved and amoral people

Malcolm X. This man died a shaheed in our modern times. We should honour him and read his life story. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is an astonishing book and so many lessons can be learnt from it, not least how Hidaayah can produce the most remarkable and drastic changes in even the most depraved and amoral people

Malcolm X.  I greatly admire this man.  He showed the rare ability to change over the course of his life, and was one of the best examples of fatherhood this world has seen.

Malcolm X. I greatly admire this man. He showed the rare ability to change over the course of his life, and was one of the best examples of fatherhood this world has seen.

"He was our prince -- our own black shining prince...who did not hesitate to die, because he loved us so." --Ossie Davis

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"He was our prince -- our own black shining prince...who did not hesitate to die, because he loved us so." --Ossie Davis

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