by Robert Shetterly
African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and '60s
"We're not Americans, we're Africans who happen to be in America. We were kidnapped and brought here against our will from Africa. We didn't land on Plymouth Rock - that rock landed on us."
- Malcolm X -
One of the most influential African-American leaders in history, Malcolm X voiced the truth of frustration and anger many African Americans felt about their place in society. In so doing, he infused a generation with his message of strength, truth and pride.
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