Malcolm X NYWTS 2a by Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection

Register for your FREE copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X – books available now while stocks last

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Thu 23 April 2015


Register for your FREE copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X – books available now while stocks last

Malcolm X NYWTS 2a by Ed Ford, World Telegram staff photographer, Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection
Thu 23 April 2015,


2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X and the publication of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.  Malcolm X was to some a great leader, an activist for human rights, and a respected Muslim minister; to others he was an advocate of violence and racism against white people. By the end of his life he had left the Nation of Islam and attacked all racism.

Our project – Malcolm X and Come the Revolution… – looks at black culture, Malcolm X, and the importance today of his work and his book The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Just before his death, Malcolm X completed – with Alex Haley – The Autobiography of Malcolm X – a remarkable book, regarded now as one of the most important and influential nonfiction books of the last 100 years. The New York Times called it  a “brilliant, painful, important book”. In 1998, Time named The Autobiography of Malcolm X as one of the ten “required reading” nonfiction books. It was adapated as a film by James Baldwin and Arnold Perl, which contributed to Spike Lee’s 1992 film Malcolm X.

To encourage wide learning and debate about Malcolm X, Festival of Ideas is creating a mass reading group with the distribution of 1000 free copies of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.  We want people in the city to read the book, discuss it, and provide reactions and responses to it. Register to find out how to collect your FREE copy.

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