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Studio 360: "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"

By Kurt Andersen

  • Release Date: 2016-01-30
  • Genre: Arts & Entertainment
  • ℗ © 2016 WNYC New York and Public Radio International

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When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his life story 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 political right; Public Enemy's Chuck D tells us, "This book is like food. It ain't McDonald's — it's sit down at the table and say grace". [Broadcast Date: January 30, 2016]

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