Friday, March 24, 2017

Remembering Malcolm X on Assassination Anniversary

Malcolm XOne of the greatest and most influential African American figures in history, Malcolm X had a tough youth. An orphan at an early age (his father got killed when he was 6), he would wander from a foster home to another after his mom got placed in a mental hospital 7 years later. Jailed for larceny and breaking and entering at the age of 20, he became of member of The Nation Of Islam then, soon after becoming one of his most influential leader, after his parole back in 1952. From then, he would become the public face of the controversial group, pleading for the separation between Black and White Americans and playing an active role during the Civil Rights movement.
To his supporters, he was considered as a courageous advocate for the rights of Black people, meanwhile his detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence.
He got shot shortly after after repudiating the Nation of Islam by three of its members in February 1965.

Brooklyn-based famous director Spike Lee along with Marvin Worth produced a biographical drama film – ‘Malcolm X’ about this leader back in 1992, starring Denzel Washington in the title role, alongside Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., and Delroy Lindo, with the inclusion Arrested Development‘s ‘Revolution’ on its soundtrack…

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