Malcolm X, one of the most important figures of the second half of the 21st century, brought a different perspective to Black America and the world. His perspective was different from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; it was different from many other civil rights activists, but he operated within the same pantheon as his counterparts.
Malcolm X spoke truth about what was taking place in urban ghettos. He brought attention to the plight of people of color in America and doing so in a controversial manner.
On Friday, Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” spoke with comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory, writer, Peter Bailey, Howard University’s Dr. Greg Carr and photographer Earl Grant about the life and legacy of Malcolm X.
Bailey told Martin, Brother Malcolm was “truly a visionary leader. He understood the system.”
“When I refer to him, I call him a master teacher. There is no more an important member of the community than a master teacher,” said Bailey.
Dr. Greg Carr, Chair of Howard University Department of Afro American Studies, described Malcolm X as being “incredibly disciplined.”
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