Malcolm X participated in a classic debate at Oxford Union,
a special all university organization as part of Oxford University in England.
The debate took place December 3, 1964. This is the first public access to the entire debate.
Malcolm X was under great pressure at this point in
his life. He was the
leading Black revolutionary voice in the world and was hounded by the
intelligence agencies of imperialism. In addition, the Nation of Islam was
increasing its public attempts to isolate Malcolm X from the broader Black
community. It is important to review the activities of Malcolm X during 1964 to
examine how intense and global his actions were - please click on the chronology
link of the navigational icon, then click on 1964 to get a listing of selected
activity that took place during that year.
Malcolm X. Standing alone at the heart of the oldest, most important university
in the western world. He advanced his argument and stood tall. This is a model
for all militant youth standing in opposition to oppression and exploitation.
Stand tall and speak truth for power.
This speech can be the basis for how we think about global conflict post 9-11.
It takes a high moral position, a high level of courage, and a keen intelligence
to stand where Malcolm X stood. This is the intention of this website, to show
the way forward.
- Malcolm X explains the Congo Crisis of 1964
- Malcolm X demonstrates a brilliant African American
- Malcolm X quotes Shakespeare
- Malcolm X deconstructs the United States Congress