Mwalimu Omarwali El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Minister Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) delivered this speech in Detroit, MI. on Feb. 13, 1965, the day after his home in New York was firebombed. He confessed to being tired and worried, but nonetheless he still showed up in Detroit. Since many “people that present MX’s work” prefer to choice the MX or snippet of his words during his political, ideological and philosophical development that most closely suits their socio-political agenda, this speech most correctly provides insight into Malcolm’s ideas and overstanding from his own mouth closest to his death.
Born in Bennettsville, South Carolina , The United States
December 22, 1898 Died December 07, 1992
Dr. Williams received his undergraduate degree in Education and Master of Arts degree in history from Howard University. He studied abroad serving as a visiting research scholar at the Unversity of Oxford in England and at the University of London.
A little known fact about Dr. Williams is that in addition to being an historian and professor, Dr. Williams was president of a baking company, editor of a newsletter, The New Challenge, an economist, high school teacher and principal and a novelist.
Dr. Williams remained a staunch advocate that African historians do independent research and investigations so that the history of African people be told and understood from their perspective. Dr. Williams stated clearly,