Today is The Stacks Book Club conversation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told Alex Haley. We are joined again by Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor, activist, podcast host, and bookseller for this discussion of one of the important works on nonfiction in American history. We talk about the ways this book transformed us, the bravery of changing one’s mind, and the ways in which this book still feels relevant fifty-five years later.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
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- The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
- Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill
- We Still Here by Marc Lamont Hill
- Uncle Bobbies Coffee & Books
- Malcom X (Spike Lee, 1992)
- Kimberly Guilfoyle
- Alex Haley
- Alex Haley’s Interview of Malcolm X (Playboy, 1963)
- Elijah Muhammad
- Wallace Fard Muhammad
- Louis Farrakhan
- Muhammad Ali
- Sula by Toni Morrison
- Malcolm X by Manning Marable
- The Dead are Arising by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Jesse Jackson
- Attica Prison Uprising
- Rodney King
- Nelson Mandela
- John Lewis
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- The Mountain Top by Katori Hall
- “The House Negro and the Field Negro” Speech (1965)
- Medgar Evers
- White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
- “What We Know About the Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis” (The New York Times)
- “The War Over King’s Legacy” (Vern E. Smith and Jon Meacham, The Washington Post)
- Harry Belafonte
- Combahee River Collective
- Angela Y. Davis
- Mariame Kaba
- Ruth Wilson Gilmore
- Who Killed Malcolm X (Netflix)
- Winnie Mandela
- W. E. B. DuBois
- The Butterfly Effect by Marcus J. Moore
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