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Baba Malcolm X Said: Remembering El- Hajj Malik El- Shabazz

Updated: May 31, 2023

By Dr. Gloria Latimore-Peace

Presented by Omni-University

"We declare our right on this earth… to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this  day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary…"[1]

"America has a very serious problem. Not only does America have a very serious  problem, but our people have a very serious problem. America's problem is us. We're her problem. The only reason she has a problem is she doesn't want us here…"[2]

"Our problem is your problem. It is not a [Black] problem, nor an American problem...This is a world problem, a problem for humanity. It is not a problem of civil rights. It is a problem of human rights!" Ancestor Malcom X addressed human rights violations at the OAU (Organization of African Unity).

We can never get civil rights in America  until our human rights are restored. "

From: Sojourner Truth

"Children, I talks to God and God talks to me. I goes out and talks to God in de fields and in de woods. This morning, I was walking out and I got over de fence. I saw the wheat hold up its head looking very bare and looking very dead. I goes up and takes ahold of it. Can you believe it? There wasn't any wheat 'dere!  [3] 

Din I says, "God, What ails dis wheat?" And he says to me, "Sojourner, There's a little weevil* in it." Now, I heard talk about dis Constitution and the rights of man. I comes up and takes a hold of this Constitution. It looks mighty big. And I feels for my rights but, there ain't any dere. Then I says, "God! What ails dis Constitution?" He says to me, "Sojourner, There's a little weevil* in it."  Ancestor Sojourner Truth 1797-1883

Recommended Viewing :

We invite you to view the following H3O Art of Life Shows:

Recommended Reading

Ancestor Malcolm X and George Breitman. "Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements."

Ancestor Manning Marable. Malcolm X: "A Life of Reinvention."

Ancestor Malcolm X and Ancestor Alex Haley. "The Autobiography of Malcolm X:

As told to Alex Haley."

Erika Lee. "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States."


[2] (1963) Malcolm X, "Message to the Grassroots." 

[3] Weevil- A weevil is a beetle. The "boll weevil" is a weevil that feeds on cotton buds and flowers...[by] the late 19th century, it had infested all U.S. cotton-growing areas...devastating the industry... in the American south. 

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