Remembering Malcolm X With 10 Of His Most Inspirational Quotes

Malcolm X is known as one of the most celebrated and memorable black leaders during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. For his entire life, Malcolm X fought tirelessly against the evils of racism. As an incredible speaker and leader, Malcolm brought thousands of followers to the Nation of Islam, a revolutionary group of black Muslims. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965, but many of his quotes remain memorable to this day.
[li]“We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.”[/li][li]“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.”[/li][li]“Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.”[/li][li]“I believe in human rights for everyone, and none of us is qualified to judge each other and that none of us should therefore have that authority.”[/li][li]“I am neither a fanatic nor a dreamer. I am a black man who loves peace, and justice, and loves his people.”[/li][li]“History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.”[/li][li]“We cannot think of uniting with others, until after we have first united among ourselves. We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”[/li][li]“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”[/li][li]“Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. You don’t need anything else.”[/li][li]“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”[/li][/ol]

Malcolm X aka Malik El Shabbaz was taught African Socialism by Pio Gama Pinto, the Kenyan Indian freedom fighter, when he came to Kenya in the mid 1960s.
They were both assassinated around the same time.
It’s exciting to know that great men have walked the same streets that we walk every day.

very nice and exciting, unfortunate for him to be murdered.

The 1960s are a great decade for black liberation history buffs. There is no decade more interesting than the 1960s.
Most of Africa gained independence in that decade, civil rights movement was raging in the US. People like Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Toure (he was married to our very own Miriam Makeba) and musician Harry Belafonte kept the fire burning until civil rights act became law.
Because of the success of the 1960s we now have a black people heading international bodies such as WTO, WHO and had the first black man in white house.