Global Politics & Cultures (formerly Independent Thought & Freedom)
Episode 149

Discovering Malcolm X "Underground" in the 1980s w/ Saladin Malik Ambar

Kirk Meighoo published on

This is an excerpt of my interview with Saladin Malik Ambar, author of "Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era", published by Oxford University Press in 2013, for my Special Series on "Malcolm X and Black Nationalism" on the New Books Network.

In this series, we delve into the background of Malcolm X's action and thought in the context of Black Nationalism, correcting the fundamentally mistaken notion that Malcolm X was a civil rights leader. He certainly did not see himself in that way, and explicitly argued otherwise. This helps us place the Afro-American struggle in its dimensions beyond the current American nation-state, including the Black Atlantic, and beyond.

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