Malcolm X at Oxford Union : racial politics in a global era / Saladin Ambar.

Author
Ambar, Saladin M. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
  • New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • ©2014
Description
1 online resource (242 p.)

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Series
  • Transgressing boundaries. [More in this series]
  • Transgressing Boundaries : Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities
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In 1964 Malcolm X was invited to debate at the Oxford Union Society at Oxford University. The topic of debate that evening was the infamous phrase from Barry Goldwater's 1964 Republican Convention speech:""Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."" At a time when Malcolm was traveling widely and advocating on behalf of blacks in America and other nations, his thirty minute speech at the Oxford Union stands out as one of the great addresses of the civil rights era. Delivered just months before his assassination, the speech followed a per
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English
Contents
  • Cover; Malcolm X at Oxford Union; Copyright; CONTENTS; CHRONOLOGY OF KEY EVENTS; A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR; Prologue: 1964; Chapter 1 Introduction: "This is an interesting despatch"; Chapter 2 Extremism: "The revolution is now on the inside of the house"; Chapter 3 Liberty: "Please forward by any means necessary"; Chapter 4 Moderation: "It is no part of the moderate to refuse to fi ght"; Chapter 5 Justice: "To take up arms against a sea of troubles"; Chapter 6 Virtue: "Authentic revolutionary"; Epilogue: "Defiance"; THE OXFORD ADDRESS AT THE OXFORD UNION DEBATE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTES
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ISBN
  • 0-19-997549-3
  • 0-19-997548-5
OCLC
865657055
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