Remember Malcolm X with a political article

Malcolm X died on this day in 1965. Literary Heist challenges you, in the style of Malcolm X, to write a political article for submission.

Works

  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X. With the assistance of Alex Haley. New York: Grove Press, 1965. OCLC 219493184.
  • Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements. George Breitman, ed. New York: Merit Publishers, 1965. OCLC 256095445.
  • Malcolm X Talks to Young People. New York: Young Socialist Alliance, 1965. OCLC 81990227.
  • Two Speeches by Malcolm X. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1965. OCLC 19464959.
  • Malcolm X on Afro-American History. New York: Merit Publishers, 1967. OCLC 78155009.
  • The Speeches of Malcolm X at Harvard. Archie Epps, ed. New York: Morrow, 1968. OCLC 185901618.
  • By Any Means Necessary: Speeches, Interviews, and a Letter by Malcolm X. George Breitman, ed. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1970. OCLC 249307.
  • The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcolm X. Benjamin Karim, ed. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971. OCLC 149849.
  • The Last Speeches. Bruce Perry, ed. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-87348-543-2.
  • Malcolm X Talks to Young People: Speeches in the United States, Britain, and Africa. Steve Clark, ed. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1991. ISBN 978-0-87348-962-1.
  • February 1965: The Final Speeches. Steve Clark, ed. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1992. ISBN 978-0-87348-749-8.
  • The Diary of Malcolm X: 1964. Herb Boyd and Ilyasah Shabazz, eds. Chicago: Third World Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-88378-351-1.

Quotes

  • Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
  • The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
  • If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.
  • Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.
  • Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
  • There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
  • If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
  • You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
  • You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
  • I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.

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