Malcolm X-killed 2-21-1965

The Malcolm X Project at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies,of Columbia University includes the development of a multimedia version of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

February 2005 Monthly Review article: "The Achievement of Malcom X."
The life of Malcolm X, who was murdered forty years ago this month, spanned a trajectory from oppression and victimization to inchoate rebellion and revolutionary autonomy. His was a voyage from resistance to an informed radicalism. It was a journey from which he ultimately gathered political and historical insight which, combined with his tools of persuasion and skills at leadership, made him at the time of his death arguably the most dangerous figure in this country’s history to confront its ruling class. For us, forty years later, Malcolm’s life is also informative: both about the destructive encounters that Africans, Asians, Latins, and indigenous peoples have had with this country, its culture and its history, and how deeply domestic resistance to that oppression is embedded in the global anti-imperialist struggle.

  • Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, (New York: Grove Press,1965).
  • Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements (New York: Merit Publishers, 1965).
  • Malcolm X, Malcolm X: Speeches at Harvard (New York: Paragon House, 1991).
  • Malcolm X, Malcolm X: The Last Speeches (New York: Pathfinder Press, 1989).

Photo of Malcolm X that accompanied a 2003 press release about the collection of Malcolm X's diaries, photographs, letters, and other materials placed on long-term deposit by the Estate of Betty Shabazz at the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Malcolm X Library and Performing Arts Center
-San Diego

Malcolm X College and Carter G. Woodson Library-Chicago