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The life, times and legacy of Malcolm X

Zainab Cheema

Safar 27, 14322011-02-01

In the month marking the 46th anniversary of Malcolm X’s shahadah (real name El-Hajj Malik Shabazz), the task of tabulating his political legacy is a rather delicate enterprise. In US cinematic culture, he is perhaps known best from Spike Lee’s 1992 film.


Islam and the politics of slavery in American academia

Yusuf Progler

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14201999-06-16

A quarter of a century ago, Alex Haley’s autobiographical oral history Roots sparked controversy among historians because Haley claimed that his African ancestors kidnapped into American slavery were Muslims.


The life and times of Malcolm X: new reflections

J A Progler

Shawwal 19, 14181998-02-16

A key document for understanding Malcolm X is his Autobiography, published posthumously by Alex Haley. The Autobiography highlights the changes Malcolm went through during his life while also maintaining several consistent concerns. However, despite its usefulness, this document needs to be viewed in the context in which it was produced.

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