President Lyndon B. Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover deemed Malcolm’s revolutionary internationalism and domestic radicalism subversive and threatening to the U.S. government. Malcolm brought the plight of African people in the United States to the world stage, and clarified that our problems were not merely about civil rights but human rights. He wanted to take the issues of Black/African people to the world court, something that would have embarrassed the U.S. government as it was positing itself as the lecturer and enforcer of freedom and democracy around the world.
After returning from Africa and further solidifying his Pan-African perspective and concrete connections with leaders there, Malcolm started the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), modeled after the Organization of African Unity (OAU).
Join this cutting edge and challenging forum that is part of the Malcolm X Black Power Conference, organized by the National Black Uniited Front, featuring Omowale Clay of the December 12th Movement and Dr. Ray Winbush, Professor at Morgan State University and Director of Morgan’s Institute for Urban Research.
The panel will be moderated by IPS’ Netfa Freeman.