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Manning Marable's biography of the human rights activist. Inspired by Marcus Garvey, Malcolm's parents kept moving home to spread the word but clashed with the Ku Klux Klan.

Manning Marable spent over twenty years writing this exhaustive account of the life of Malcolm X. In it he challenges many preconceptions held about Malcolm and examines Malcolm's own autobiography - revealing the truth about his omissions and inaccuracies.

Malcolm's early life was extremely tough. Inspired by Marcus Garvey his parents kept moving home to spread the word but they always ran up against the Ku Klux Klan and other vigilante groups determined to see them run out of town.

Read by Colin McFarlane

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Jun 2011 00:30

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