THE CONFERENCE
MALCOLM X
Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle

THE PROCEEDINGS
Perspectives on Black Liberation and Social Revolution

ABDUL ALKALIMAT Editor
Publisher: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BOOKS 1991 ISBN 0 940103 03 12 1

Preface

On November 1, 1990 a group of about 2,500 scholars, activists, and militant youth assembled for a 3 day discussion on the relevance of Malcolm X. The conference Malcolm X: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle was an overwhelming success. Participants came from 20 states and 15 countries to hear 115 presentations. This is one of four volumes to be published as the proceedings.

The Malcolm X Work Group (MXWG) initiated and organized the conference. Our conference staff was given a home at the Borough of Manhattan Community College by Dr. Augusta Kappner (President), as well as moral, material, and motivational support. We received our primary support from the former chancellor of CUNY Dr. Joseph P. Murphy.

The Malcolm X Work Group was formed in 1986 as part of the Cooperative Research Network in Black Studies (CRN). Currently the CRN is based at Northeastern University (Boston), under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Bailey in the Department of African American Studies.

Malcolm X is a positive point of reference for all progressive forces. We believe that these conference proceedings are a critical contribution to deepening the debate and fashioning a consensus to unify militant forces for Black liberation and social transformation. These speeches were made by the most advanced fighters for Black liberation, and therefore they are mandatory reading.

We encourage activist study groups and college students to use these volumes as a basis for political education.

We encourage everyone who reads these materials and would like to hear about any future conferences to contact us.

 

 

Table of Contents
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vii - Preface

U.S.A. Perspectives





World Perspectives






Appendix

 

Introduction - ix

Chokwe Lumumba - 2
Linda Burnham - 20
Bill Fletcher, Jr. - 34
Nelson Peery - 56

Gus John - 74
Edwin Madunagu - 92
Errol McLeod - 102
Abdul R. M. Babu - 122

Conference Program - 135
Dedication - 144
Conference Resources - 146

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

CONTRIBUTOR PROFILES

 

 

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