Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973 (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (Paperback) by Benson Ii Richard D.
In Fighting for Our Place in the Sun Richard D Benson II examines the life of Malcolm X as not only a radical political figure but also as a teacher and mentor. The book illuminates the untold tenets of Malcolm X's educational philosophy and also traces a historical trajectory of Black activists that sought to create spaces of liberation and learning that are free from cultural and racial oppression. It explains a side of the Black student movement and shift in black power that develops as a result of the student protests in North Carolina and Duke University. From these acts of radicalism Malcolm X Liberation University (MXLU) the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU/YOBU) and African Liberation Day (ALD) were produced to serve as catalysts to extend the tradition of Black activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Scholars researchers community organizers and students of African-American studies American studies history of education political science Pan-African studies and more will benefit from this provocative and enlightening text.