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Brother Minister Malcolm X Said: Remembering El- Hajj Malik El- Shabazz

By Dr. Gloria Latimore-Peace

Presented by Omni-U Virtual 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 first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans.” 


[2] Malcolm X(1963) “Message to the Grassroots.” 

Recommended Viewing:

For more discussions  ot Civil Rights vs. Human Rights, 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."

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