Malcolm X

Award Year: 
Manning Marable
With new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the autobiography, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the KKK to the struggles of the civil rights movement. Encompassing his parents' activism and his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, it charts his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X will stand as the definitive work on one of our boldest advocates for social changes, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.