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Malcolm X: A Search for Truth Educational Resource Guide


    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents Malcolm X: A Search for Truth. Find more information about the collection, the exhibition, the teachers’ guide, and public programs.
    Malcolm X Official Web site.
    Abdul Alkalimat, ed., Malcolm X: A Research Site (launched May 19, 1999: University of Toledo and Twenty-First Century Books).
    Malcolm X: Make it Plain. This in-depth film portrait goes straight to the heart, mind, and message of one of the modern era’s most complex figures.
    Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind. This “American Experience” site explores the influential Black Nationalist leader and his movement. Malcolm X’s parents were followers of Marcus Garvey.
    The Nation of Islam home page.
    The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University. Though many parts of this Web site are incomplete, it provides a biography of Malcolm X plus a timeline and lists of resources.


Malcolm X in his own words:

  • Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley: The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Grove, 1965.
  • February 1965: The Final Speeches. New York: Pathfinder, 1992.
  • The End of White World Supremacy. Arcade Books, 1989.
  • Malcolm X on Afro-America History. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1990.
  • Malcolm X Speaks Out. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1992.
  • Malcolm X Speeches: January 1965. New York: Pathfinder Press, 2002.
  • Malcolm X Talks to Young People. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1991.
  • Two Speeches by Malcolm X. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1990.

Other books:

  • Barboza, Steven. American Jihad: Islam after Malcolm X. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
  • Breitman, George. The Last Year of Malcolm X.
  • Breitman, George. Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements. New York: Grove Press, 1990.
  • Carson, Claybourne. The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader. New York: Penguin, 1991.
  • Carson, Claybourne. Malcolm X: The FBI File. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1991.
  • Clarke, John Henrik, ed. Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. New York: Macmillan, 1969.
  • Clegg, Claude Andrew. An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
  • Collins, Rondell P. Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X. Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing, 1998.
  • Cone, James H. Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1991.
  • Davis, Thulani. Malcolm X: The Great Photographs. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1992.
  • DeCaro, Louis A. On the Side of My People: A Religious Life of Malcolm X. New York: New York University Press, 1995.
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X. Oxford University Press, 1996
  • Epps, Archie ed. Speeches of Malcolm X at Harvard. New York: Paragon House, 1991.
  • Essien-Udom, E.U. Black Nationalism: A Search for an Identity in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.
  • Evanzz, Karl. Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1993.
  • Evanzz, Karl. The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999.
  • Gallen, David. Malcolm X As They Knew Him. Del Rey, 1996.
  • Gardell, Mattias. In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1996.
  • Goldman, Peter. The Death and Life of Malcolm X, 2nd ed. University of Illinois Press, 1979.
  • Hampton, Henry and Steve Fayer. Voices of Freedom: Oral Histories from the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s. New York: Bantam, 1990.
  • Harding, Vincent, Robin D. G. Kelley and Earl Lewis. We Changed the World: African Americans, 1945–1970. The Young Oxford History of African Americans, v. 9. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Hill, Robert A. Marcus Garvey: Life and Lessons. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1987.
  • Jenkins, Robert L. and Myfana Donald Tryman, ed. The Malcolm X Encyclopedia. Westport, Connecticut, 2002.
  • Karim, Benjamin. Remembering Malcolm. Carroll & Graf, 1992.
  • Lincoln, C. Eric. The Black Muslims in America, 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1994.
  • Lomax, Louis E. To Kill A Black Man. Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co., 1987.
  • Lomax, Louis E. When the Word Is Given: A Report on Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and the Black Muslim World. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.
  • Perry, Bruce ed. Malcolm X: The Last Speeches. Barrytown, New York: Station Hill Press, 1991.
  • Randall, Dudley ed. For Malcolm: Poems on the Death and Life of Malcolm X. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1969.
  • Rickford, Russell. Betty Shabazz: A Life before and after Malcolm X. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003.
  • Sales, William. From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro American Unity. South End Press, 1994.
  • Shabazz, Ilyasah. Growing Up X. The Random House Publishing Group, 2002.
  • Strickland, William, et al. Malcolm X: Make It Plain. New York: Viking, 1994.
  • Turner, Richard Brent. Islam in the African-American Experience. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.
  • Vincent, Theodore. “ The Garveyite Parents of Malcolm X.” The Black Scholar, vol. 20, no. 2, April 1989.
  • Wood, Joe ed. Malcolm X: In Our Own Image. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.


  • Malcolm X: Make It Plain. Blackside, Inc./Roja Productions and Public Broadcasting Service, 1994
  • Malcolm X. The Black Americans of Achievement Video Collection, Schlessinger Video Productions, 1992.
  • Malcolm X: His Own Story As It Really Happened. Warner Home Video, 1972.
  • The Life and Death of Malcolm X. Simitar Video, 1992.
  • Malcolm X. Spike Lee, dir., 40 Acres, 1992.
  • Malcolm X: A Search for Identity. Biography, A&E Television Networks, 1999.
  • Malcolm X. DVD Special Edition, Warner Home Video, 2005.
  • The Speeches of Malcolm X. The Speeches Collection, MPI Home Video, 1997.
  • Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads, 1965 to 1985. “The Time Has Come (1964–1965).” Blackside, Inc., and Public Broadcasting Service, 1989.

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