• Short Summary

    MALCOLM X, NEW YORK LEADER OF THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT AND ONCE CONSIDERED HEIR APPARENT TO ELIJAH MUHAMMED, THE LEADER OF THE ORGANISATION, HAS BROKEN WITH THE BLACK MUSLIMS AND HAS DECIDED TO FORM HIS OWN GROUP.

  • Description


    FILM SHOWS FIRST AN INTERVIEW WITH MALCOLM X IN NEW YORK IN WHICH HE IS ASKED ABOUT THE AIMS OF HIS NEW MOVEMENT, ITS EFFECT ON THE NEGRO VOTE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS, AND HIS RELATIONSHIP TO CASSIUS CLAY. FILM ALSO SHOWS INTERVIEW WITH ELIJAH MUHAMMED AND HIS COMMENTS ON MALCOLM X'S DECISION TO BREAK WITH THE BLACK MUSLIMS.




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    Background: MALCOLM X, NEW YORK LEADER OF THE BLACK MUSLIM MOVEMENT AND ONCE CONSIDERED HEIR APPARENT TO ELIJAH MUHAMMED, THE LEADER OF THE ORGANISATION, HAS BROKEN WITH THE BLACK MUSLIMS AND HAS DECIDED TO FORM HIS OWN GROUP.

    MALCOLM X WAS SUSPENDED LAST DECEMBER ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE SAID IN A SPEECH THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION WAS A CASE OF THE "CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST." HE HAS SINCE CONTENDED THAT HIS REMARK WAS MISINTERPRETED. HE SAID HE MEANT THAT THE SPREAD OF SOCIAL HATRED HAD CREATED AN ATMOSPHERE THAT MADE ASSASSINATION POSSIBLE.

    MALCOLM X, WHO IS A CLOSE FRIEND OF CASSIUS CLAY, SAID THAT THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION WOULD NOT BE A MEMBER OF THE NEW BODY. "I WOULDN'T WANT CLAY TO TAKE ANY POSITION WHICH WOULD ENDANGER HIS INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION AND POSITION", HE SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6VZ7NVL0EZZKR0E1QNGDT5V04
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VZ7NVL0EZZKR0E1QNGDT5V04
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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