Stateside Podcast: Malcolm X was from Michigan
Malcolm X was a son of Lansing, where he spent some of his most formative years before becoming the iconic activist we know today. So why aren't his quotes and legacy taught much in Michigan schools, or celebrated during Black History Month? Why can't we find Malcolm Little's life honored throughout the state? Today on Stateside, we explore Malcolm X's family history and polarizing legacy in the struggle for Black empowerment.
- John Aerni-Flessner, associate professor for the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University
- Kidada Williams, associate professor of African American and American history at Wayne State University
- Herb Boyd, Detroit writer, journalist, and activist
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