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Malcolm X

Brief Bio: American Muslim minister and human rights activist

Lived: 1925-1965

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“The press is so powerful in its image-making role”

The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

From the speech “Malcolm X Speech at the Audobon Ballroom in Harlem”

— 13 Dec 1964

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