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Watch: Heated Debate Over New Malcolm X Biography

by David Doody

Tags: Dr. Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Malcolm X, Michael Eric Dyson, Amiri Baraka, Herb Boyd, great writing, Democracy Now!, David Doody,

Malcolm-X-A-Life-of-ReinventionMalcolm X would have been 86 today, May 19. In honor of this occasion, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! had a roundtable discussion with Amiri Baraka, Herb Boyd, and Michael Eric Dyson about a new biography of the civil rights leader by Dr. Manning Marable, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. The debate is fascinating and gets a bit testy, especially between Baraka and Dyson, with the two talking over one another and disagreeing about elements of the book.

From Democracy Now!:

Source: Democracy Now!