A Look Back at the Charasmatic and Controversial Leader
CBS NEWS | February 21, 2014
New York, New York--"By any means necessary!" Four words that put a huge divide among a people during one of the most turbulent times in American history, the Civil Rights Movement.
For so long as a child growing up in the late 70's, I was intrigued by the two messages for equality that were anything but equal. Martin Luther King Jr's message of non violence, while Malcolm X who also wanted to see the injustices eliminated sought "equality "by any means necessary!"
Two foot soldiers in the war for "civil rights," but with two different approaches. One leading a nation of "black and white standing in solidarity. The other leading a "nation of Islam" standing in defiance.
50 years after Malcolm's assassination and MLK's historic walk across the Emund Pettus Bridge, I have truly discovered there was room for both. Press play and watch Malcom X's daughter Attallah Shabazzz as she clarifies and defines her father's place in history as a charismatic, but controversial leader.
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REMEMBERING MALCOLM X