Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X - a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike - stands as a milestone in America's struggle with race. The Autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man's journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom. Muslims look to Malcolm as a figure of tolerance; a tea party activist claims him for the Right; Public Enemy's Chuck D tells us, "This book is like food. It ain't McDonalds - it's sit down at the table and say grace." The Autobiography of Malcolm X was produced by Derek John and Lu Olkowski and edited by David Krasnow.

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The actor Dion Graham read passages from the book.

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