Malcolm X Day 2020

Join Peniel E. Joseph and the Walking Giants Book Club for an online discussion on Malcolm X and MLK Jr. as told in Joseph’s book The Sword and the Shield.

Today would have been the 95th birthday of Malcolm X.

Join Peniel E. Joseph for a discussion about his new book, The Sword and the Shield. This conversation will focus on the revolutionary lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. On Thursday, March 26, 1964, the United States Senate would decide the fate of the Civil Rights Act. That day, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. descended, separately, on the Senate building, serving as witnesses to an ongoing historical drama they had actively shaped in their respective roles as national political leaders and mobilizers. Malcolm, the sword, and Martin Luther King Jr., the shield, transformed the aesthetics of American democracy. These two metaphors reflect a new interpretation of Malcolm and Martin, in which a partnership is illuminated by examining the intricacy of their lives.

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If you are interested in hearing some of Malcolm X’s speeches, Tidal has a bunch of them available to stream.


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