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One of the most amazing things about working at the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma was meeting random, interesting people. Folks would often just wonder into the museum and have fascinating information or artifacts from the Movement. #MalcolmXDay
One of the greatest example was this man who came in and told us that he was in Selma reporting on the Movement when Malcolm X came to speak. For those who don’t know the story there was a bit of happenstance that led to that visit. Bro. Malcolm wasn’t originally scheduled.
He was in Alabama to speak at Tuskegee Univ and SNCC organizers heard he was there and pleaded with him to bring his message to Selma where the Voting Rights struggle had heated all the way up - that is both the organizing AND the police terrorism.
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Today is Malcolm X’s 95th birthday.

Come Sept, his autobiography will hit @audible_com, unabridged for the first time since ‘65 in audio-and it’s read by our fave, uncle #LawrenceFishburne🙏🏾

Here’s just a taste of #WhatMalcolmXMeans to me. How about for y’all? #MalcolmXDay
Think of all the talent our communities have lost? All the families disconnected? All the power shackled? All the genius undiscovered?

It was his words that helped pricked my young consciousness to the truth: the theft did not end with slavery. #MalcolmXDay #WhatMalcolmMeans
There are so many imprints he left on my life, through his words and his work, that continue to manifest and reap a harvest of learning and purpose for me.

#MalcolmXDay #WhatMalcolmMeans
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Malcolm X aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm Little: (May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965) #MalcolmXDay
“I believe in Islam. I am a Muslim and there is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, nothing wrong with the religion of Islam. It just teaches us to believe in Allah as the God.” - Malcolm X #MalcolmXDay
"Never have I experienced such sincere hospitality & overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors & races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad & all the other prophets..." Malcolm X on Hajj to Mecca, 1964: #MalcolmXDay
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