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Reading Malcolm X In An Old Black Cemetery

The new video on the blog is called Reading Malcolm X In An Old Black Cemetery. It runs just over two minutes and 30 seconds.  

I filmed this in Houston’s College Memorial Park Cemetery. This cemetery, now in some disrepair, began in 1896. It was a cemetery for the burial of black people. There are 6000 people laid to rest on the grounds including some former slaves.

The book I read from is Lend Me Your Ears–Great  Speeches In History. It is edited by William Safire. 

A good book to read to learn about Malcolm X, as you may have already, is Malcolm X’s Autobiography.

Two other good titles to learn about Malcolm, and that are also listed that are also listed on my Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List, are the second of Taylor Branch’s three volumes of Martin Luther King, called Pillar of Fire, and Martin & Malcolm & America — A Dream or a Nightmare by James Cone.

Pillar of Fire has a lot about Malcolm and the Cone book is a first rate compare and contrast of Rev. King and Malcolm.

We all merit respect. All people matter.

Below is Malcolm X’s grave from a photo taken by Jim Tipton. The grave is at Ferncliff Cemetery in Westchester County, New York 

Malcolm Malik Shabazz X

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March 10, 2009 - Posted by | Books, History, Houston, Martin & Malcolm | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Found the content thought-provoking. The commentary after the reading was smoothly delivered, adds an extra dimension. Keep it up!

    Comment by Newton | March 15, 2009

  2. Thank you for this kind comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 17, 2009

  3. Wow – very thought provoking. Just found your blog and I like it. I’m adding a link because I want to visit again.

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn | March 18, 2009

  4. You should consider hating yourself.

    Comment by John Smith | March 19, 2009

  5. cats–Thanks for you comment and for adding my blog to your blogroll. I’ll do the same for you in the next few days. Please do visit the blog again.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 20, 2009


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