By Any Means Necessary

malcolm x

 

By the 1970s, Malcolm X was the new poster boy of the African American civil rights movement. Gone were the peace, love, and rock and roll of the previous decade, and the nonviolent protest preached by Martin Luther King Jr. Although he was tragically killed while still very much in his prime, Malcolm X and the more radical era of black power he helped usher in has left a profound and controversial legacy in our country.

What kind of messages and emotions this picture evokes in viewers and what kind of impact did that have? How have  (if at all) circumstances changed in our country since this picture was taken almost four decades ago?

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