The Autobiography of Malcolm X

“it would be almost impossible to find anywhere in America a black man who has lived further down in the mud of human society than I have… or a black man who has suffered more anguish during his life than I have. But it is only after the deepest darkness that the greatest joy can come; it is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.”

The Autobiography of Malcolm X changed my life.

Malcolm laid the foundation for my political consciousness as a young Black man and made me realize the power of reading. Never before had I felt so challenged and inspired after reading a book, and I’ve sought to recreate that feeling with every book I’ve read since.

What’s amazing is that this book has changed and saved the lives of countless more, including two of our podcasts guests, Dr. Lewis Gordon and Travis Green. Check out their episodes below:

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