Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Why Don't We Honor Brother Malcolm X Like We Honor Rev. Dr. King?
On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. Our dear brother, like many before him, sacrificed his precious life so that we could be free. Without an alternative prospective such as his, the civil rights gains of the sixties would not have been possible. His ideas gave birth to the Black Power Movement, the Black Panther movement, the cultural nationalism movement and the Black Arts Movement.
Why don't we honor him as we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King? Why don't we celebrate Malcolm X Day? Where are our Malcolm X monuments? More importantly, why aren't we continuing his bold, uncompromising legacy?