Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2016

240 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190640835

Bookseller Code (06)

Malcolm X at Oxford Union

Racial Politics in a Global Era

Saladin Ambar

Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities

  • The first book to place the Oxford Address in the canon of great civil rights speeches of the 20th Century
  • Makes the case that Malcolm X was seeking to organize a black human rights movement not only in America, the Middle East, or Africa, but in cities such as Paris, London, and Amsterdam as well
  • Shows Malcolm X moving beyond Black Nationalism, while at the same time rejecting the notion of 'color-blindness'
  • Makes the case that the racial, religious, and political difficulties associated with immigration in both Europe and the United States today owe their origins to the time of Malcolm X's address; and some of the more difficult solutions to those challenges can be found in that speech at Oxford