2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, while the dream that MLK spoke about in 1963 is still a nightmare for Black America.
MLK and Malcolm X’s writings, speeches and history are more relevant than ever. Too often they are portrayed as two different poles of the Civil Rights Movement, one pragmatic and the other more radical. The reality is that both were shaped by the mass struggles they led and were a part of. In the course of their different experiences they developed very similar conclusions before they were taken too soon. MLK and Malcolm X both came to see U.S. imperialism and capitalism as inherently connected with the racism that shaped the country. They both drew revolutionary conclusions, rejecting the notion that this system could be reformed.
A new generation of activists is looking for answers on what it will take to take this racist system on successfully. The Black Lives Matter movement has given expression to the anger and violence against the racism that pervades to the core of our society.
Come to this meeting to discuss the contributions MLK and Malcolm X made, the conclusions they drew and how we can continue the trajectory that they advanced.
When and where:
Wednesday, February 4 @ 7:00PM
Brooklyn Free School, 372 Clinton Ave (between Greene and Lafayette)
G or C to Clinton-Washington Stop