"Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action." ~ Malcolm X
Today is the anniversary of the birth of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz AKA Malcolm X AKA Malcolm Little. Had he lived, he would have been 84 years old.
Often misunderstood, Brother Malcolm was one of the most prolific leaders of our time. He came into his own beliefs about people and religion and paid the ultimate price. Brother Malcolm is not given the respect and recognition he deserves. He is most often characterized by his once separatist views but Brother Malcolm grew beyond that.
Get to know Brother Malcolm by checking out the links below and spread the word of the true story of Malcolm X.
Biography from the Official Malcolm X Website
Malcolm X (Wikipedia)
This is my favorite scene from the Spike Lee movie, X, starring Denzel Washington. It is as powerful today as it was when I saw in a crowded movie theater almost 17 years ago.
Happy Birthday, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz!