Remembering Malcolm X

Assassinated: February 21, 1965, Washington Heights, New York City, NY

The words of Malcolm X still ring true today:




“If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, that’s not progress. Progress is healing the wound the blow made. They won’t even admit the knife is there…”

Malcolm X, (born Malcolm Little in 1925) was another major figure in the civil rights movement.

Compared to other leaders, like MLK Jr., Malcolm was not as peaceful (and did not promote ideas of a peacefully revolution).

Malcolm was known for being extremely vocal and outspoken on civil rights matters by exposing systematic racism, prejudice, and oppression.

“I just don’t believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from. under that oppression.” Malcolm X

Malcolm X believed in justice for all oppressed people, especially black people whom he believed were oppressed by the devil.

He was later assassinated on this day February 21, 1965.

Malcolm’s views on media:

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X

Is this still true in 2017?