99. American Nightmare: Malcolm X

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The life and career of Malcolm X up to 1963, with a focus on his separatist black nationalism and his critique of non-violent protest.



Further Reading

• G. Breitman, Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements (New York: 1965).

• A. Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: 1992).

• B. Karim, The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcolm X (New York: 1971).

• M. Marable (ed.), The Portable Malcolm X Reader (New York: 2013).


• D.J. Byrd and S.J. Miri (eds), Malcolm X: from Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary (Leiden: 2016).

• J.H. Clarke, A.P. Bailey, and E. Grant, Malcolm X: The Man and His Times (New York: 1969).

• L.A. DeCaro, On the Side of My People: A Religious Life of Malcolm X (New York: 1996).

• J.H. Cone, Martin & Malcolm & America: a Dream or a Nightmare (Maryknoll: 1991).

• M.E. Dyson, Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X (New York: 1995).

• M. Marable, Malcolm X: a Life of Reinvention (New York: 2011).

• M.E. Sawyer, Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcolm X (London: 2020).

• R. Terrill (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X  (Cambridge: 2010).

Interview at the University of Berkeley, 1963

Appearance on Chicago’s “City Desk” program, 1963


Bill Schaffer on 9 May 2022

these episodes not showing on spotify

thought you should know this new series on Africana philosophy is not showing up on your Spotify. Almodt missed it.

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Peter Adamson on 9 May 2022

Africana philosophy

They are on there, it's just that it is a separate feed (the same feed as the episodes on classical India). If you search for "Africana philosophy" on Spotify it will show up, I just tried it to be sure.

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Bill Schaffer on 10 May 2022

Indian and Africana

yes, found under the above title. Maybe there could be  link between the two?

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