Hundreds Gather For 50th Anniversary Of Assassination Of Malcolm X

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” – Malcolm X

Yesterday marked 50 years since the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X, and 300 people gathered in the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center in New York City to hear remarks from family, elected officials and political activists.

Malcolm X was notably remembered for redefining the civil rights movement into a human rights movement agenda.

In light of the recent racially charged police shootings it is especially sobering to remember some of his teachings which included the importance of addressing, identifying and discussing our problems. He taught us that one of the biggest enemies we face is silence. [CBS]

 

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