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Rare Recordings of Malcolm X

In today’s episode, host Cat Brooks plays excerpts from Malcolm X’s famous “Ballot or the Bullet” speech.  The speech was given in 1964 and outlines Malcolm X’s belief that to gain full equality, blacks might need to take up arms in addition to exercising their rights at the ballot box. The speech holds particular relevance to voter suppression tactics being used today.

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Host Cat Brooks is offering:

  • A CD of “The Ballot or The Bullet” by Malcolm X as a thank you for a donation of $75.
  • The 6-CD Set “Malcolm X” from Pacifica Radio Archives (includes 5 speeches by Malcolm X, plus appearances by James Baldwin, Leverne McCummins and others) as a thank you for a donation of $180.
  • The USB drive collection “Voices that Change the World” (over 1000 historical speeches, recordings, and interviews featuring James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou and many more) as a thank you for a donation of $200.
  • A Civil Rights film combo pack (“Spies of Mississippi,” “And Still I Rise,” and “I Am Not Your Negro”) as a thank you for a donation of $300.

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