21 Of The Most Profound Malcolm X Quotes

The 1950s and ’60s tested the will of many who lived through them. As Cold War fears expanded the United States’ presence overseas, millions at home demanded the expansion of basic civil rights to all Americans. One of the key figures behind the domestic agitation was Malcolm X.

In his brief life (he was killed at age 39), X — née Malcolm Little — spearheaded a civil rights movement that challenged mainstream movements championed by Martin Luther King Jr., mainly in terms of his “by any means necessary” approach to effecting systemic change.

Combining black nationalism and the Muslim faith, X’s work and words expanded the possibilities of resistance — and laid the groundwork for the Black Power movement of the late 1960s and ’70s. Gain a little insight into the man with the 21 insightful Malcolm X quotes below:

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For more, watch these Malcolm X speeches on race, police brutality and the role of the media -- all sadly relevant today:


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