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Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Sohail Daulatzai

Abstract

“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia.” Four decades later, the hip-hop artist Talib Kweli gave voice to a similar Pan-African sentiment in the song “K.O.S. (Determination)”: “The African diaspora represents strength in numbers, a giant can’t slumber forever.” Linking discontent and unrest in Harlem and Los Angeles to an ... More

Keywords: Malcolm X, black people, Talib Kweli, Pan-African sentiment, African diaspora, Black leaders, Black Muslims, Black radicals, Muslim Third World

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816675852
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sohail Daulatzai, author

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