Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention [Deluxe Edition]
The deluxe eBook edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, includes an interactive map of Harlem as it was in Malcolm's time and over 40 minutes of video: a making-of documentary featuring interviews with Marable's family, graduate students, and editors; clips of author Manning Marable from one of his lectures on the activist; and archival footage of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Elijah Muhammad, and others enhance this definitive profile of the legendary black activist's life.
Of the great figures in twentieth-century American history, perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he was a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age thirty-nine. Through his tireless activism and countless speeches he empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world.
Manning Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Filled with new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the Autobiography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X will stand as the definitive work on one of the most singular forces for social change, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.
MapMalcolm X's Harlem VideoBehind the Legend: The Making of Manning Marable's Malcolm X (19:20) VideoManning lectures on Malcolm X (7:21)
Chapter 3 Becoming "X" VideoElijah Muhammad preaches on July 19, 1964. Though he led the Nation of Islam, Muhammad lacked Malcolm's oratorical skills and style. (0:21)
Chapter 4 "They Don't Come Like the Minister" VideoMalcolm rallies a Harlem crowd, May 13, 1961. Through his speaking and especially by adding members, Malcolm raised great sums of money for the Nation of Islam. (0:30)
Chapter 7 "As Sure As God Made Green Apples" VideoMalcolm frequently used the "house negro" vs. "field negro" dichotomy to criticize mainstream civil rights leaders, as here on May 13, 1961. (0:40)
VideoBayard Rustin during his third debate with Malcolm, January 23, 1962. (0:29)
VideoCORE's James Farmer pressed Malcolm on the nature of his program, both in the NOI and afterward. Here he speaks to the press, March 9, 1964. (0:30)
Chapter 8 From Prayer to Protest VideoMalcolm's embrace of black self-improvement owed much to the ideas of Marcus Garvey. He speaks on the subject here, May 16, 1963. (0:27)
Chapter 9 "He Was Developing Too Fast" VideoThroughout his career, Malcolm made little secret of his distaste for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s practice of nonviolence in face of white aggression. (undated) (0:53)
VideoMalcolm's frequent critiques of President John F. Kennedy often made reference to JFK's Catholicism. May 16, 1963. (0:35)
Chapter 11 An Epiphany in the Hajj VideoAs Malcolm left separatism behind, his ideas on voting rights slowly evolved. Here he talks about the importance of voter education, June 28, 1964. (0:28)
VideoMalcolm on how his philosophy changed during his trip to Mecca, June 28, 1964. (0:44)
Chapter 12 "Do Something About Malcolm X" VideoThough Malcolm once sat down with the KKK, he later regretted it, and spoke of sending his followers to the South to battle the group. Here he speaks to this on July 1, 1964. (0:28)