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James Baldwin and Malcolm X Debate

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Celebrating African American History Month, a debate between Malcolm X and James Baldwin. It was 40 years ago: JohnF. Kennedy was president, and the Civil Rights movement in America was fighting for racial and economic justice. OnApril 25 1961, two giants of African American history faced each in a debate on the nature of racism in America andpossible solutions. The discussion between brings into sharp focus many of the issues that still plague this country.

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  • Malcolm X, a leader of the Nation of Islam.
  • James Baldwin, author of ??Giovanni’s Room, ??The Fire Next Time and ??Go Tell it On theMountain.

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