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The night Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union : a transatlantic story of antiracial protest / Stephen Tuck ; with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates.

Author/Creator:
Tuck, Stephen G. N., author.
Publication:
Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
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Subjects:
Civil rights movements -- History -- 20th century.
Anti-racism -- England -- Oxford -- History -- 20th century.
Oxford Union -- History -- 20th century.
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 -- Travel -- England -- Oxford.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Less than three months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union-the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Union regularly welcomed heads of state and stars of screen and served as the training ground for the politically ambitious offspring of Britain's "better classes." Malcolm X, by contrast, was the global icon of race militancy. For many, he personified revolution and danger. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the debate, this book brings to life the dramatic events surrounding the visit, showing why Oxford invited Malcolm X, why he accepted, and the effect of the visit on Malcolm X and British students. Stephen Tuck tells the human story behind the debate and also uses it as a starting point to discuss larger issues of Black Power, the end of empire, British race relations, immigration, and student rights. Coinciding with a student-led campaign against segregated housing, the visit enabled Malcolm X to make connections with radical students from the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia, giving him a new perspective on the global struggle for racial equality, and in turn, radicalizing a new generation of British activists. Masterfully tracing the reverberations on both sides of the Atlantic, Tuck chronicles how the personal transformation of the dynamic American leader played out on the international stage.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue: A Black Revolutionary Meets Historic Oxford
1. A Life of Travel and Discovery: Malcolm X, 1925 - 1964
2. Oxford, Britain, and Race, 1870 - 1964
3. Antiracism Protests in Oxford, 1956 - 1964
4. The Debate, December 3, 1964
5. After the Debate, 1964 - 1968
Epilogue
Notes
Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., author of introduction, etc.
ISBN:
0-520-95998-1
OCLC:
889552180
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520959989 doi