Happy Birthday Malcolm X! You are greatly missed brother.

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“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
“We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.”

“Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.”

“My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
“Stumbling is not falling.”

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”

“They put your mind right in a bag, and take it wherever they want.”

“We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.”

“Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.”

“A race of people is like an individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture, affirms its own selfhood, it can never fulfill itself.”

“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.”

“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”

“I feel like a man who has been asleep somewhat and under someone else’s control. I feel that what I’m thinking and saying is now for myself. Before it was for and by the guidance of Elijah Muhammad. Now I think with my own mind, sir!”

“The thing that you have to understand about those of us in the Black Muslim movement was that all of us believed 100 percent in the divinity of Elijah Muhammad. We believed in him. We actually believed that God, in Detroit by the way, that God had taught him and all of that. I always believed that he believed in himself. And I was shocked when I found out that he himself didn’t believe it.”

“I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.”

“It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That’s the only thing that can save this country.”
— February 19, 1965 (2 days before he was murdered by Nation of Islam followers)

“Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world.”

“…I shall never rest until I have undone the harm I did to so many well-meaning, innocent Negroes who through my own evangelistic zeal now believe in him even more fanatically and more blindly than I did.”
— on those he encouraged to follow Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad

“When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won’t do to get it, or what he doesn’t believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn’t believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire . . . or preserve his freedom.”

“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.”

“Dr. King wants the same thing I want. Freedom.”

“I want Dr. King to know that I didn’t come to Selma to make his job difficult. I really did come thinking I could make it easier. If the white people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they will be more willing to hear Dr. King.”
— in a conversation with Mrs. Coretta Scott King.

“I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”

23 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Malcolm X! You are greatly missed brother.

  1. “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.” (Malcolm X)

  2. Brother Malcolm is on my list of the top five greatest black revolutionaries of all time. He is also the epitome of strong black manhood. Thank you, Thank you, Brother Malcolm for what you have done for us! Your spirit and soul lives on forever!

    • He’s at the top for me too. He was truly fearless and was unafraid of death. You don’t see that very much these days. I think that’s why people still talk about him so much. Not to mention,so many of out so-called black leaders have sold us out. *sigh*

  3. Malcolm is what comes to my mind when I think of a real strong black man. we can only imagine what it would be like if he was still here, most of the greats are no longer with us, but their words of wisdom, strength, and encouragement lives on.

    • I agree. Their spirit lives on. As long as they are in our hearts and minds–they will never die. We should be producing more Malcolm’s everyday. Lord knows we need them at this crucial time. Our people are so mentally lost.

  4. “You can’t hate the Roots of the Tree” Great speech!

    To all my followers: Feel free to post any Malcolm videos,pics or links you may have. Let’s honor Malcolm and give him the respect he deserves.

  5. I love the fact that we share the same birthday month and we are a day apart. A true great man!! Missed and still effects the lives of many!!!

    عيد ميلاد سعيد، والأخ مالكوم

  6. Yes, indeed! Thank you for this! I sincerely wish that we could wish Malcolm X, a happy birthday in person. We so need men like him!

    What we’ve got to work with now? Puleeez!

  7. I so love Malcolm X. I’m glad my school celebrates his birthday it’s considered an official holiday. He is so missed and so needed now.

    • I agree Honey. Our young black boys definitely need a man like Malcolm in their life. Young black men need to see what a real black man talks like and looks like. Not too many of those in the mainstream media.

  8. Malcolm X gave us the blueprint, we simply chose not to adhere to his teachings. A blackman that is ride or die for his people. Not a hater of others, he just love black. Proud, always manifesting the best morals and judgement. Strong as steel, unbreakable like a diamond cutting thru rock. Loyal to the bitter end like The Sun…Eternal Flame! Malcolm loved us, we owe it to him and his legacy to do the same.

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