Rogers' three volumes of Sex and Race told about race-mixing before Christ's time; about Aesop being a black man who told fables; about Egypt's Pharaohs; about the great Coptic Christian Empires; about Ethiopia, the earth's oldest continuous black civilization, as China is the oldest continuous civilization. Muhammad's teaching about how the white man had been created led me to Findings In Genetics by Gregor Mendel.
This is a photo of members of the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation.
Left to right: Worth Randle, Wallace Nelson, Ernest Bromley, James Peck, Igal Roodenko, Bayard Rustin, Joseph Felmet, George Houser and Andrew Johnson.
The Nation bought land, ran farms, opened businesses, held mass gatherings in small and large cities, and provided a training ground for manhood and womanhood in a new kind of society.
Malcolm X organized and ministered in service to this vision.
"The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union is both a lucid portrait of Malcolm X at the height of his powers and a piercing exploration of the history of race in Britain — one that speaks every bit as much to our present-day circumstances as to the radicalism of 50 years ago.""Tuck has resurrected the story of the British civil rights struggle, as resolute and stirring as the struggle in the US. The 50th anniversary can be an opportunity to sit back and admire the oratory of Malcolm X, or it can be an opportunity to remind ourselves and re-enforce a cross-border, transnational, transhistorical struggle — just as the Oxford students in the 1960s did.""Tuck’s history reads like magazine journalism—packing both a kaleidoscopic, global view of race in the ’60s and a tight, propulsive story of Malcolm X’s December 1964 trip to England shortly before his death." THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT THE VOLATILE 1960s"Tuck is to be thanked for bringing this important historical moment back to light and, in situating it in its wider context, contributing significantly to our understanding of the transatlantic civil rights movement and Oxford’s particular place within it. Passionate and objective in equal measure." Ben Okri, author of The Famished Road and A Time for New Dreams "In this gripping book, Stephen Tuck tells the unlikely story of how the black radical Malcolm X came to speak to the Oxford Union, the bastion of privilege at the University of Oxford. I could not put the book down." Lyndal Roper, Regius Professor of History, Oxford University "Stephen Tuck’s splendidly incisive book brings alive a fascinating but little-known episode in Malcolm X’s colorful journey.
Read it, be moved and enraged, and ask why antiracism gave up and went to bed.""If there is a legacy to be carried from this book, for me it is in the salient need to internationalise our struggles and our histories. One extraordinary night in 1964, the most controversial black freedom leader in the world took on the scions of the British establishment at the world’s most prestigious debating society.
Malcolm X’s dynamism as a minister, teacher, and organizer spurred this phenomenal spread of what had been a tiny organization into a major force in black life.
Through the 1950s, Elijah Muhammad’s vision of a separate black nation guided by Islam reached the hearts and minds of those living with the most limited possibilities.
Foucault, and othersnone was more internationally galvanizing or historically significant than Malcolm X’s stand against Humphrey Berkeley at Oxford. His riveting, highly original account traces Malcolm’s evolution from working-class autodidact and Nation of Islam minister to globetrotting pan-Africanist embodying the nexus between decolonization, human rights, and black radicalism.
This book will make you think againabout the racial politics of the 1960s, and about the relationship between the two great Atlantic cousins.
Muhammad stressed how history had been "whitened" -when white men had written history books, the black man simply had been left out. Muhammad couldn't have said anything that would have struck me harder. Du Bois gave me a glimpse into the black people's history before they came to this country. Woodson's Negro History opened my eyes about empires before the black slave was brought to the United States, and the early Negro struggles for freedom. (The dictionary's G section was where I had learned what "genetics" meant.) I really studied this book by the Austrian monk.