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From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcom X and the Organization of Afro-America Unity Hardcover – July 1, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0896084810 ISBN-10: 0896084817

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 247 pages
  • Publisher: South End Press (July 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896084817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896084810
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,594,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There has been a long running debate in the intellectual and religious communities about what is fact and what is supposition surrounding Malcolm X's break with the Nation of Islam and of his formation of Muslim Mosque Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU). Sales intelligently argues why he considers Malcolm X more than an icon for revolutionary African American youth; he asserts that he is a "multi-faceted thinker and organizer who is worthy of serious study by scholars, activists, and anyone else looking to understand our world today." Throughout the book, he discusses in great detail how Malcolm X's political thinking matured from a simple form of Black nationalism, under the aegis of the Nation of Islam, to a more developed direction of Pan-African internationalism through his own organization, the OAUU. Sales includes many excerpts of Malcolm X's speeches which provide a strong argument for his assertion that Malcolm X spent the remainder of his life in the 1960s trying to internationalize the struggle of African Americans. However, he tends to jump randomly throughout the text addressing Malcolm X the icon, the revolutionary and the man. Perhaps if his points had more of a progressive and gradual direction, it would make for more enjoyable reading.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a well-documented, carefully researched, thoughtfully crafted, fearlessly truthful insight into, most importantly, Malcolm X's life after his split from the Nation of Islam.
This was time that while he continued to build principled international relationships between himself as the legitimate representative of the colonized Africans inside current U.S. and African heads of state and other key persons; and began to develop a strategy for the liberation of ALL peoples, based on principled relationships among them.
This book exposes the misinformation and suppression of information perpetrated by the dominant culture, including the "left" still clinging to its position of a "loyal opposition" to U.S. colonialism and imperialism.
Check it out!
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