Saturday, February 21, 2015
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of Malcolm X's death. Looking at the twentieth century it is difficult to find a more inspiring leader rallying against the forces of oppression in the name of social justice. In the words of Zaheer Ali "Malcolm X wielded history like a sword in his verbal assaults on American racism and European colonialism. He understood that a nation is first founded, not on land, but on the stories that it tells — and silences — to justify its existence."