University student uncovers lost Malcolm X speech

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Brown U. Student Uncovers Lost Malcolm X Speech
By David Klepper, Associated Press, 2/6/2012

In his speech, Malcolm X outlined Black Muslims’ beliefs and argued that Black Americans cannot wait for white Americans to offer them equality.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The recording was forgotten, and so, too, was the odd twist of history that brought together Malcolm X and a bespectacled Ivy Leaguer fated to become one of America’s top diplomats.

The audiotape of Malcolm X’s 1961 address in Providence might never have surfaced at all if…

[An excerpt from the speech] “No, we are not anti-white,” he said. “But we don’t have time for the white man. The white man is on top already, the white man is the boss already … He has first-class citizenship already. So you are wasting your time talking to the white man. We are working on our own people.”…

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