The Portable Malcolm X Reader: A Man Who Stands for Nothing Will Fall for Anything

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Manning Marable, Garrett Felber
Penguin, Jan 16, 2013 - Social Science - 656 pages
A look at Malcolm X's life and times from his Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer, Manning Marable

Manning Marable's Pulitzer Prize–winning biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, has reshaped perceptions of one of America's great revolutionary thinkers. This volume, the first collection of major documents addressing Malcolm X in decades, features never-before-published material, including articles from major newspapers and underground presses, oral histories, police reports, and FBI files, to shine a brighter light on Malcolm's life and times. Conceived as both a companion to the biography and a standalone volume, and assembled by Marable and his key researcher, Garrett Felber, prior to Marable's untimely death, The Portable Malcolm X Reader presents an invaluable portrait of Malcolm X.

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Contents

EARL LITTLES DEATH September 28 1931
15
LOUISE LITTLES INSTITUTIONALIZATION
23
ARREST AND PRISON April 10 1946August 7 1952
36
Mecca Boston Herald April 20 1950
59
IN PHILADELPHIA MarchJune 1954
72
April 30 1958 excerpt
90
Amsterdam News October 26 1957
104
MARRIAGE TO BETTY X SANDERS January 14 1958
118
CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST
274
MIAMI VACATION January 15February 25 1964
281
FORMATION OF MUSLIM MOSQUE
301
Amsterdam News March 14 1964
309
June 13 1964
316
IN GHANA May 1017 1964
327
FORMATION OF THE ORGANIZATION
340
EVICTION TRIAL AND PATERNITY SUITS
351

to Court Amsterdam News March 14 1959
129
BOSS July 23 1959
141
July 16 1959
149
FIDEL CASTRO IN HARLEM September 20 1960
166
Fidel New York CitizenCall September 24 1960
173
U S Nazi Rockwell Report April 1 1962
182
JAMES FARMER DEBATE AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY
191
RONALD STOKESS MURDER April 27 1962
199
NOI ANSWERS MUSLIM CRITICS
207
POLICE RAID ROCHESTER MOSQUE
221
TimesUnion February 28 1963
235
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X
248
IN CALIFORNIA October 418 1963
254
Courant October 13 1963
261
DENOUNCED BY
379
ASSASSINATION February 21 1965
389
FUNERAL February 27 1965
396
Souls 2 3 Summer 2000 excerpt
404
Abdullah AbdurRazzaq James 67X Shabazz
427
September 29 2004
465
James Baldwin
485
Eldridge Cleaver
509
Ted Vincent
519
G Kelley
527
Farah Jasmine Griffin
555
Manning Marable
573
Index
605
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Manning Marable (1950–2011) was the founding director of African American studies at Columbia University and the director of Columbia's Center for Contemporary Black History. He is the author of fifteen books and was the editor of the quarterly journal Souls.

Garrett Felber is a Ph.D. student in American culture at the University of Michigan. He holds a master's in African American studies from Columbia University, where he worked as lead researcher of the Malcolm X Project with Manning Marable.

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