The Marc Steiner Show

Malcolm X’s Legacy On His 88th Birthday

American civil rights leader Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) laughs as he relaxes on a couch in a wood-panelled room, March 1964. (Photo by Truman Moore/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)May 20, 2013 – Segment 3

Yesterday was the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth, who would have turned 88. We host a conversation about Malcolm X’s legacy and his relevance for today with:

  • Paul Coates, founder of Black Classic Press;
  • Kevin Alexander Gray, author of The Decline of Black Politics: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama and Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics, and organizer for the Harriet Tubman Freedom House Project;
  • Frederick Harris, Director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Center on African-American Politics and Society at Columbia University, and author of The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Decline of Black Politics;
  • and Jared Ball, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Morgan State University and co-editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X.


Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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