© Gordon Parks, ca. 1962-63, 'Malcolm X selling newspaper'

“If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”
(Malcolm X aka Malcolm Little aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, May 19, 1925 – Feb. 21, 1965)

UPDATE: Find background information about this photograph and Gordon Parks’ life in the documentary ‘Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks’.

Here’s another picture of that scene:


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© Richard Saunders, ca. 1962, Malcolm X with family

Malcolm X with his wife, Betty Shabazz, and their daughters Attallah, left, and Qubilah.

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." (Malcolm X)

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© Matt Weber, 1986, Harlem, NYC

"If we don’t stand for something, we may fall for anything."
(Malcolm X, * May 19, 1925, † Feb. 21, 1965)