Malcolm X: Before Everything, We Were Black
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Malcolm X gives a riveting speech in which he reminds his community that, before all else, they are Black. He encourages solidarity among his audience and inspires them to take control away from the white man.

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  1. Why does Malcolm X claim he's not there even as an American?
  2. What are Malcolm X's criticisms?
  3. What is Malcolm X's analysis on identity for African Americans?

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