50 years ago, we lost Malcolm X!

Malcolm X (info)Today…February 21, 2015 marks 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, a man known and loved yet misunderstood by so many.

I won’t spend time in this article talking about Malcolm X except to say that I remember learning a great deal about the man while growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. I would learn much more about him many years later in my adult life.

Malcolm X is one of a number of Black men in American history whose life has always fascinated me. The book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X was required reading in my tenth grade class at West Philadelphia High School (Philadelphia). That was nearly forty years ago! My copy of the book – the very same used in high school – now with its fragile yellow pages and cover still intact, still sits proudly on my bookshelf.

America, no…the world today still needs a man with yourMLK & Malcolm X vision and wisdom, Malcolm…yours and of course, Brother Martin’s (Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Continue to rest in peace, good brother, Malcolm.

Malcolm X (1)                “… Malcolm was our manhood, our living, black manhood! …”
(Excerpt from the eulogy of Malcolm X, read by Ossie Davis at Malcolm’s funeral, February 27, 1965.)

Learn more about Malcolm X at these links:
http://www.biography.com/people/malcolm-x-9396195
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31572255
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/flashback/remembering-malcolm-x-50-years-later-n309796

Keepin’ It…REAL!

2 thoughts on “50 years ago, we lost Malcolm X!

  1. My brother and friend, thanks for this fitting tribute for a man who many misunderstand and are unaware that we all owe so very much. Nice work, Rob! Much love and many naked, C2C hugs! 😉

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