Malcolm X Quotes (84 quotes)
“Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else.”
Malcolm X Speaks (1965)
“It [the assassination of John F. Kennedy] was, as I saw it, a case of 'the chickens coming home to roost.' I said that the hate in white men had not stopped with the killing of defenseless black people, but that hate, allowed to spread unchecked, had finally struck down this nation's Chief Magistrate.”
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley) (1964), Chapter 16
“That's our motto. We want freedom by any means necessary. We want justice by any means necessary. We want equality by any means necessary.”
Speech at rally of Organization of Afro-American Unity, New York, N.Y., 28 June 1964
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMalcolm X
Born: May 19, 1925
Died: February 21, 1965 (aged 39)
Bio: Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, and violence.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”