Discover why Malcolm X, as spokesperson for the Nation of Islam (NOI), was sought after by the media to comment on incidents of white violence, in this video from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: "Malcolm X". Media attention gave Malcolm X opportunities to share NOI's position that Black freedom, equality, and safety required separation from white society and a rejection of non-violence in the face of white oppression and brutality. Author James Baldwin responds, commenting on why Malcolm X's descriptions of black suffering and NOI's positions appealed to black audiences. This resource is part of the American Experience collection.
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