Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Regulars: Today is the birthday of El -Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.

The fact we still come him Malcolm X is interesting. Who calls Muhammad Ali, Cassius Marcellus Clay?  Maybe we want to claim the X that will stand for whatever we want it to stand for. I wrote three poems about this important African American historical figure. They can be found in my collection First Light published by Black Classic Press in 1994. I wrote about the life of El-Hajj Malik El -Shabazz at three key turning points in his life.

Here they are:

Malcolm X, August 1952

from E. Ethelbert Miller: E-notes: Malcolm X?


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