Malcolm X A Life of Reinvention

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-04
  • Publisher: Viking Adult

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Years in the making-the definitive biography of the legendary black activist. Of the great figure in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age thirty-nine. Through his tireless work and countless speeches he empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world. Manning Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Filled with new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the Autobiography, Malcolm Xunfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm Xwill stand as the definitive work on one of the most singular forces for social change, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.

Author Biography

Manning Marable is M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professor of African American Studies and professor of history and public affairs at Columbia University. He was founding director of African American Studies at Columbia from 1993 to 2003. Since 2002, he has directed Columbia's Center for Contemporary Black History. The author of fifteen books, Marable is also the editor of the quarterly journal Souls.

Table of Contents

Prologue Life Beyond the Legendp. 1
ôUp, You Mighty Race! ö 1925-1941p. 15
The Legend of Detroit Red 1941-January 1946p. 39
Becoming ôXö January 1946-August 1952p. 70
ôThey Don't Come Like the Ministerö August 1952-May 1957p. 100
ôBrother, a Minister Has to Be Marriedö May 1957-March 1959p. 130
ôThe Hate That Hate Producedö March 1959-January 1961p. 155
ôAs Sure As God Made Green Applesö January 1961-May 1962p. 180
From Prayer to Protest May 1962-March 1963p. 211
ôHe Was Developing Too Fastö April-November 1963p. 235
ôThe Chickens Coming Home to Roostö December 1, 1963-March 12,1964p. 269
An Epiphany in the Hajj March 12-May 21, 1964p. 297
ôDo Something About Malcolm Xö May 21-July 11, 1964p. 321
ôIn the Struggle for Dignityö July 11-November 24,1964p. 360
ôSuch a Man Is Worthy of Deathö November 24,1964-February 14,1965p. 388
Death Comes on Time February 14-February 21, 1965p. 418
Life After Deathp. 450
Epilogue Reflections on a Revolutionary Visionp. 479
Acknowledgments and Research Notesp. 489
Notesp. 495
A Glossary of Termsp. 559
Bibliographyp. 563
Indexp. 577
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