companies and individuals to use in this book materials by Malcolm X: Malcolm X speaks: selected speeches and statements I edited llvith prefatory notes by. The following is part of a speech given by Malcolm X on December 31, at the Hotel Theresa. In his audi- ence were 37 teenagers from McComb. "The Ballot or the Bullet". Malcolm X. Delivered 12 April, in Detroit (USA). Mr . Moderator, Reverend Cleage, Brother Lomax, brothers and sisters, and.
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Martin Luther King Jr. But in the spring of , when Malcolm X gave his "Ballot or the Bullet" speech, he was regarded by a majority of white Americans as a. Historic Multicultural Speeches, Search: The Ballot or the Bullet by Malcolm X ask you what you think about what Malcolm says -- why, you old Uncle Tom. A complete list of over 50 speeches and interviews by Malcolm X.
They were actually spared because they repented when the warning came to them from God.
God will spare our slave master today too if he will repent. The whole dark world wants peace. When I was in Africa last year I was deeply impressed by the desire of our African Brothers for peace, but even they agree that there can be no peace without freedom from colonialism, foreign domination, oppression and exploitation. The God of Peace and Righteousness is about to set up His kingdom of peace and righteousness here on this earth.
Knowing that God is about to establish His righteous government, Mr. Muhammad is trying to clean up our morals and qualify us to enter into this new righteous nation of God.
The American so-called Negroes must recognize each other as brothers and sisters No more gambling! Save your money. Stop fornication, adultery and prostitution. Elevate the black woman; respect her and protect her. Let us rid ourselves of immoral habits and God will be with us to protect and guide us.
Then, we must form a platform that will be good for all of our own people, as well as for others.
As black people we must unite. We must recognize and give intelligent active support to our political leaders who fight for us unselfishly, sincerely, and fearlessly. But, to prove their sincerity and their right for the support of the black masses, these leaders must first display fearlessness, intelligence, and unity among themselves.
They must stop their public bickering with each other. They must stop attacking each other in front of the white man, and for the benefit of the white man.
If the black leaders must have differences of opinion, learn to go into the closet with each other, but when you come from behind closed doors, show a united front in the face of the one who is a common enemy to all of us. Muhammad has invited all of the leaders here today for that purpose. He wants our people united, but unity will never exist among the black masses as long as our leaders are not united.
We want to get behind leaders who will fight for us We do not want leaders who are hand picked for us by the white man.
We want brave leaders as our spokesmen, who are not afraid to state our case, who can intelligently demand what we need, what we want, and what is rightfully ours.
A big election is coming up this year. What kind of leaders do we want in office?
Which ones will the black masses get behind? Muhammad has thousands of followers, and millions of sympathizers.
He will place his weight behind any fearless black leaders who will stand up and help the socalled American Negroes get complete and immediate freedom. They call us racial extremists. They call Jomo Kenyatta also a racial extremist and Tom Mboya a moderate. If it were not for the extremists, the white man would ignore the moderates.
We have many black leaders who are unafraid, especially when they know the black masses stand behind them. Many of them are qualified to represent us not only in this United States government, but could also represent us in this government if we are given per cent citizenship and the opportunity for FIRST-CLASS participation They must come to us today as black leaders representing the welfare of black people.
Malcolm X was one of the world's most important human ri First, brothers and sisters, I want to start by thanking you for taking the time to come out this evening and especially for the invitation Moderator, students and faculty here at the University of California, brothers and sisters, friends and enemies.
The bell up there took Stan Bernard: And what is the Black Muslim movement? Is it a bona fide religion or just a terror organization? The Ballot or the Bullet April 12, Moderator, Reverend Cleage, Brother Lomax, brothers and sisters, friends As many of you probably know, tonight we were going to unfold a program which we felt would be beneficial to the struggle of our people in No, see, the man is using some tricky logic on you.
And he has absolutely got a Ku Klux Klan outfit that goes through the country frightening black people. But it shows you how they can do it.
Right now in New York we had a couple cases where police grabbed the brother and beat him unmercifully — and then charged him with assaulting them. One of the shrewd ways that they use the press to project us in the eye or image of a criminal: They take statistics.
And with the press they feed these statistics to the public, primarily the white public. Because there are some well-meaning persons in the white public as well as bad-meaning persons in the white public. So they use the press to create images. As soon as this high crime rate is emphasized through the press, then people begin to look upon the Negro community as a community of criminals. And then any Negro in the community can be stopped in the street.