Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor Rickey Vincent of University of California, Berkeley. Professor Vincent recently released his book, Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers.
Vigil of protest over death of Mike Brown and others killed by police
Protest vigils were held in cities around the country 8/14/2014 to stand in solidarity with Ferguson Missouri where 18 year old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer. Washington DC's Malcolm X park saw 2,000 stand in silent protest while the names of the dead were read.
Rare color footage of Malcolm X appearing on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963. "My father didn't know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from the slavemaster.
On April 27th 1962, seven unarmed Muslims were shot outside Muslim Temple 27 in Los Angeles. Temple Secretary, Ronald Stokes 29, was killed. "They're going to pay for it," Malcolm declares, and goes to Los Angeles to eulogize Stokes at a funeral attended by 2,000 people.
Malcolm X: “I wouldn’t suggest that they vote for any party or either party. I would suggest that the so-called Negroes become politically mature, realize the power that they hold in the field of politics."