Studio 360: "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"
- Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
- Length: 54 mins
- Radio/TV Program
- Release date: 01-30-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: WNYC New York and Public Radio International
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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]
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