Source: The Guardian At the start of black history month in the US, we take a look at a seminal speech by the writer, essayist, poet and civil rights activist James Baldwin. At Cambridge University Union in 1965, Baldwin debates whether the ‘American dream’ has been achieved at the expense of African-Americans. Following is a brief snippet of that debate. … Read more ‘American Dream’ Achieved at the Expense of African Americans?
By Imam Khalid Griggs One of the most transcendent leaders of the 20th century was El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Malcolm X. In the relatively short lifespan of 39 years, Brother Malcolm captivated the imagination of struggling people of African descent and the Muslim world while inspiring organized resistance to institutional racism, both at home and abroad. Despite the fact that … Read more Recalling the Legacy: El Hajj Malik El Shabazz/Malcolm X
Source: The Conversation On the evening of February 12, 1946, Isaac Woodard, a 26-year-old black Army veteran, boarded a bus in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier that day, he’d been honorably discharged, and he was heading to Winnsboro, South Carolina to reunite with his wife. The bus driver made a stop en route. When Woodard asked if he had time to use … Read more The police beating that opened America’s eyes to Jim Crow’s brutality