Tuesday, February 21, 2006

  • Yuri Kochiyama Remembers Malcolm X’s Assassination & Living at WWII Japanese-American Detention Camp

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    It was 41 years ago today when Malcolm X was gunned down in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Yuri Kochiyama cradled his head as he lay dying on the stage. Kochiyama’s activism began after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when she and her family were held in an internment camp along with more than 100,000 Japanese in the United States. [includes rush transcript]

  • On the 41st Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X, "The Ballot or the Bullet"

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    We turn now to the words of Malcolm X, who was assassinated 41 years ago today in New York City as he spoke before a packed audience in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom. He was just 39 years old. This is an excerpt of a speech he gave in Detroit on April 12, 1964 — just a year before he was gunned down. It is known as "The Ballot or the Bullet." [includes rush transcript]