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Lost Malcolm X Speech Found

Hannah Madans |
February 5, 2012 | 4:52 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

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A recording of a speech given by civil rights leader Malcolm X during a visit to Brown University was found by a student looking in the school’s archives.

Malcolm Burnley, the student who found the tapes, found a reference to Malcolm X’s visit in an old student newspaper and then found the recording.

"No one had listened to this in 50 years," Burnley told the Associated Press. "There aren't many recordings of him before 1962. And this is a unique speech — it's not like others he had given before.”

The speech was given more than 50 years ago.

The speech contained a great deal of humor and took the hard-line position that blacks should not integrate with whites.

Malcolm X told the crowd of around 800 that slavery “"has made the 20 million black people in this country a dead people ... Integration will not bring a man back from the grave,” reports The Daily Beast.

Malcolm X decided to visit the school after Richard Holbrooke, editor of the school’s paper and future American diplomat, ran an article in the paper about the growing Black Muslim movement. The article was written by Katharine Pierce.

Pierce was the first woman to be featured on the newspaper’s masthead. She also was the one to introduce Malcolm X.

"He came surrounded by a security detail," she told the AP. "You got the sense — this is an important person. He was handsome, absolutely charismatic. I was just bewildered that my class paper could have led to something like this."

In his speech, Malcolm X outlined the Black Muslims’ beliefs and said that blacks should not wait for whites to offer them equality.

The visit happened four years before he was assassinated.

 

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Comments

Spo101 (not verified) on February 5, 2012 6:07 PM

Ohhhh Americans have "been had, took, hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray run amok"

2-3-12
Jonathan Haidt on Moyers & Co.
Civil responsibility
Tribal team based loyalty
Talks about welfare state but doesn’t mention subsidies for the wealthy

Conclusion:
Jonathan Haidt’s thesis doesn’t hold water down here in the trenches where 47 MILLION Americans struggle below the poverty level. VICTIMS of the greed stricken, power mad domestic/foreign policies of the RIGHT. Please tell something, ANYTHING that would make me want to compromise with these Republican FOOLS and their low grade thought processes…

Compromise becomes a dirty word when the people you’re trying deal with are insane. How’s THIS for contentious mofo’s:

MY SIDE IN THIS DEBATE:
* Conservatives hate the government helping poor Americans they have no problem giving BILLIONS in subsidies and tax breaks to a bunch of corrupt, wealthy, silver spoon, trust fund baby aristocrats. Would Haliburton or Blackwater even exist without our tax dollars? What about Michele Bachmann getting farm subsidies or Mitt Romney devastating communities after they gave his companies tax breaks and funding?

“When did Right-wing Evangelical Christians lose what JESUS said about …the least of my brothers” ? (Matthew 25:40) Lloyd the Baptist

Ok, I admit there’s a small minority of Americans who are lazy sponges who’d rather get drunk or do drugs than pay rent or get a job. I think this has more to do with reckless economic policy and the War on Drugs, both HUGE failures under the Conservative CONTROL by AUTHORITY mind set. Not to mention the many lower class families were ruined by casualties of the foolish Bush/Cheney wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

REALITY NOW!
What leadership, character or morals have Republicans displayed since Obama/Biden was elected? Did these so-called “great americans” ever considered that the Obama Administration has been stuck cleaning up the huge debt mess Bush/Cheney left for American people?

NO solutions, NO rational stance, clear agendas or common sense policy… JUST Sarah Palin/Glenn Beck/Rush Limbaugh groupies parroting talking points!

Have you ever LISTENED to the average right-wing fanatic? It’s like every Conservative in America is auditioning for a spot on the FOX News channel. (News Corp owned by Saudi Royals)

COME ON, are you Republican voters #*~/‘n INSANE? Am I missing something here? Didn’t Conservatives just have 8 YEARS of Bush/Cheney and Republican controlled Congress (1994-2006) to put their warped ideology into practice? AND IT ALMOST DESTROYED THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!

Waste, fraud, abuse, scandal, sexual deviancy, corruption, lies, incompetence, job outsourcing, off-shore tax evasion, reckless economics, welfare for the rich, deregulation, war profiteering, Constitutional violations AND a Corporate Crime Wave of epic proportions…. The WORST looting of a nation’s wealth and resources in the history of MANKIND!

Where was the Tea Party anger THEN? (ya #*~/ ignorant hypocrites)

But you want Democrats/Progressives to believe if only Conservatism had one more chance it can work? The very definition of insanity, isn’t IT? Over and over AGAIN! Just separate yourselves from Bush/Cheney… bull$#!~ MISINFORMED, mentally deficient people into believing they’re part of a NEW Conservative Movement. (read “Pity the Billionaire” by Thomas Frank)

In OTHER WORDS Republican Party talking points are based on the ignorance of their constituents. They revise history and LIE because they CAN… because morons who vote for Republicans DON’T KNOW THEIR OWN HISTORY! This ain’t NO Tea Party… this is a CLASS WAR! Do I miss George W. Bush? #*~/ NO!

Haidt said Progressives don’t make as good an argument as Conservatives but that’s because voices such as my own are ignored. I’m ready to push myself upon the American scene whether all you Ivory Tower @$$holes like or not. Read and follow the links for all the TRUTH one needs to be a moral human who loves the USA.
©2012 by FG Esposito (one of the founders of Conscious Man Consultants)

My favorite blog cyberbitchslap2.blogspot.com
As posted
“I think we need to focus on those in the TOP 1% who made their fortunes on the backs of American workers… with American ingenuity, technology, ideas… using infrastructure paid for by the American taxpayer… And how did they repay us? The silver spoon, trust fund baby m’f***er’s moved all our jobs to Asia, fouled our environment with stuff that would make a bill goat puke and turned our politicians into a stable of high priced prostitutes.

To be honest a few fanatics who’ve perverted Islam don’t scare me near as much as those FOOLS that believe capitalism can survive without ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY and ACCOUNTABILITY

Concerned Citizens educate themselves to the ways of TRUE debate, righteous anger, argument, etc. We’ve all read THE text on this subject and know about the “Opposing Viewpoints Series” (Bender/Leone) put out by Greenhaven Press:
“It can be said that those who do not completely understand their adversary’s point of view do not fully understand their own“ DAVID L. BENDER

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