Cone even suggests that King and Malcolm X were in important ways converging, saying that "Malcolm and Martin moved away from the extremes of their original positions and began to embrace aspects of each other's viewpoints.
Nonetheless, he must in the end receive what every important historical figure deserves: a comprehensive examination of both word and deed. Malcolm was improvising a personal narrative that drew from both the virtues and failures of memory. He confessed in an interview near the end of his life that "I still would be hard pressed to give a specific definition of the overall philosophy which I think is necessary for the liberation of the black people in this country.
The book, published incaptures with eloquence and imagination the forces of white racial oppression that made life hell for northern poor blacks, and the minimal resources apparently at their disposal before Malcolm's defiant rhetoric rallied black rage and anger to their defense.
According to Mr. To be considered cured, you must be cancer free for at least five years. February is the month of love and the month to celebrate black history. Yet with notable exceptions, both mainstream and alternative literature on Malcolm X has often missed the mark, offering praise where critical judgment is called for, trapping itself in intellectual frameworks that neither illuminate nor surprise.
Over the last decade, several journal articles and two books have notably applied this approach to Malcolm X, with varying results. Garland Publishing, ; out of print.
A pornographic magazine seems an odd outlet for an ascetic soul like Malcolm X.