Malcolm X: Who was the man behind the legend?
A new book portrays a very different picture of the African-American leader.
Rising from petty criminal to Islamic convert to black power hero, Malcolm X’s legendary status has remained untouchable.
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Until now: With the publication of a warts and all biography that disturbs the widely accepted story of the Muslim leader’s life, including controversial insights to his political contradictions and sexual deviations. Some critics have condemned the book as a twisted biography, others say it is a timely reassessment of African-American history.
On Monday’s Riz Khan, we were joined by the book’s leading researcher, Zaheer Ali, by Jared Ball, a professor of communication studies at Morgan State University, and by journalist and historian Todd Burroughs.
Watch the show live on Monday, April 25, at 1930GMT. Repeats air the next day at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.