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Malcolm X's daughter to speak at Trinity University

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There’s only very few photographs of Malcolm X and Dr. King together, in 1964, and they look very friendly and excited to be next to the other.
They knew how hard it was to do what they did, and they both respected each other. In their younger years they were figuring out who they were in a racist society. They were only in their 20s when they began their work, and both were killed when they were 39. But at one point in their evolution they were able to meet one another and realized they shared the same goals: freedom, justice, liberty, equality.

Do you feel African Americans have abandoned, to some degree, the fight fought by Dr. King and your father?
The people who are conscious are the ones who are supposed to teach the people who are not. Older people are supposed to teach the younger ones. You know, the old African proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.” We all have to play our part in raising our communities and inspiring our youngsters and encouraging them to find and understand their identities and the things that are important. 

Did you feel Spike Lee’s Malcolm X captured who your father was?
Spike Lee is a creator, an innovator, an artist, and he did a great artistic job in adapting [Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X]. The movie did encourage people to learn more about my father. Denzel Washington did capture the essence of who my father was. I think he did an excellent job.

Obama: 2008 and now.
When Obama won, I was very excited, elated, as was most of my country and people around the world. I just have to believe he’ll do more in the second term.

Second term? Really?
[laughs] Oh yes, I’m hopeful.

 

MLK, Jr. Commemorative Lecture
Free
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Laurie Auditorium
715 Stadium Drive
(210) 999-8117

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