Anniversary of Malcolm X’s Assassination

Malcolm_X_libraryofcongress_1000pxh“We believe that our problem is one not a violation of civil rights but a violation of human rights. Not only are we denied the right to be a citizen in the United States, we are denied the right to be a human being.”

—Malcolm X, Jan. 5, 1965

On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was shot and killed in Harlem.

We honor his life’s struggle for dignity and justice by featuring these materials to learn more about Malcolm X including a documentary that is available to view online.

malcolmx9781432964672Malcolm X is a comprehensive introduction to the life of Malcolm X appropriate for third grade and above.​ Malcolm X TalksMalcolm X Talks to Young People is a collection of speeches by Malcolm X, selected for young audiences. A People’s History of Muslims in the United States
What school textbooks and the media miss by Alison Kysia
Film clip of Mos Def reading Malcolm X’s “Message to the Grass Roots.” View online. malcolmx_makeithappenMalcolm X: Make It Plain, a 1994 film on the life and words of Malcolm X. Watch online.