Record of the Week: Malcolm X Protests at DOJ

Malcolm X (May 19, 1925–February 21, 1965), Black Muslim minister and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam (NOI), advocated for black self-determination and racial pride. In the mid-1960s, he broke with the NOI and began to support the efforts of the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was assassinated while addressing the Organization of Afro-American Unity in New York City, a group he formed to fight for human rights of African Americans.

 

"Racial Demonstration and Parade in D. C." Malcolm X, leader of the Black Muslims participating in the demonstration in front of Justice Dept. 6/14/1963 (306-SS-16-820-J-28)

“Racial Demonstration and Parade in D. C.” Malcolm X, leader of the Black Muslims participating in the demonstration in front of Justice Dept. 6/14/1963 (306-SS-16-820-J-28)

 

On June 14, 1963, a group of activists gathered outside of the Department of Justice to protest the recent murder of Mississippi Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers and to demand civil rights legislation. Malcolm X and members of the Nation of Islam (NOI) joined the protest. This image shows Malcolm X holding the Muhammad Speaks newspaper at the protest and speaking out for black justice. The photograph is from RG 306 Staff and Stringer Photographs, 1949–1969 (NAID 541989) series.

 

This entry was posted in Black Power, Civil Rights and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Record of the Week: Malcolm X Protests at DOJ

  1. I’m grateful for the post. Really thank you! Cool.

    Like

  2. I appreciate you sharing this blog article. Much thanks again. Will read on…

    Like

  3. jizz says:

    Enjoyed every bit of your blog.

    Like

  4. Thai Gym 2015 says:

    Thank you for your blog article. Much thanks again. Will read on…

    Like

Comments are closed.