• Studio 360: "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"

  • By: Kurt Andersen
  • Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 01-30-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WNYC New York and Public Radio International
  • 3.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his life story nearly died with him. Today The Autobiography of Malcolm X — a favorite of President Obama and Justice Clarence Thomas alike — stands as a milestone in America's struggle with race. The autobiography is also a Horatio Alger tale, following a man's journey from poverty to crime to militancy to wisdom. Muslims look to Malcolm as a figure of tolerance; a tea party activist claims him for the political right; Public Enemy's Chuck D tells us, "This book is like food. It ain't McDonald's — it's sit down at the table and say grace". [Broadcast Date: January 30, 2016]
©2015 Public Radio International, Inc.
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