Austin Clarke interviews Malcolm X

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This interview, conducted in New York at the CBC Studios in 1963, was the fruitful result of two weeks spent tracking down Malcolm X in Harlem: at the Muslim Restaurant—which does not serve pork: neither ribs nor pork chops!—at Muhammad Speaks, the Muslims’ newspaper office, and in bars and restaurants, where I asked if anyone had seen Malcolm X. And then he called. My reward was an hour of his time. His time was golden. He was a very busy man in 1963, as Minister of Mosque No. 7, and Elijah Muhammad’s right hand man; and this was my first radio interview in my life. I was terrified by the obvious importance of the interview, and more scared when Malcolm X, agreed to the interview...”

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AnonymousSeptember 27, 2007 11:05 EST


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