What was Malcolm X’s quest when he visited Maya Angelou in Ghana? Why did he say that “African nations, Latin American nations and Asian nations look very hypocritical”?
How was Maya involved in Malcolm’s plans? Was she successful? Explain.
Why does Maya say it took “a lot of courage” for Malcolm to say what he did after he completed the Hajj?
Why did Maya and Malcolm never have an opportunity to work together on a large scale project?
Critical Thinking Questions
What surprised you about Malcolm X and Maya Angelou’s campaign to get the United Nations to make a charge against the United States?
Do you think Malcolm and Maya’s activism is relevant today? Explain.
Do you have lingering questions about Malcolm and Maya’s campaign to have the United States held accountable for its actions against African Americans? What additional information do you need to have a better understanding of this campaign?
How might things be different if Maya and Malcolm were successful?