Malcolm X

The Brian Lehrer Show

"By Any Means Necessary:" Malcolm X, 50 Years Later

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination in Harlem. Fairfield University's Dr. Yohuru Williams and Tufts' Dr. Peniel Joseph reflect on that day and his legacy.

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Remembering Malcolm X: Rare Interviews and Audio

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

WNYC presents a rare interview with Malcolm X conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer in 1961 when Malcolm X was still an active spokesman for Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam.

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Selected Shorts

Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue

Friday, November 28, 2014

Malcolm X turned her life around.


Selected Shorts

So You Want to Change the World?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hope and anger in the 1960s.


Studio 360

American Icons: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Monday, February 10, 2014

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.

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WNYC Black History Month 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

WNYC celebrates Black History Month with special programming throughout February.  We will feature specials every night at 8PM on WNYC FM and AM during the week of February 10th with additional specials on the weekends. The complete list of specials and their air dates are listed below.

The New York Public Radio Archives has pulled together some of the department's leading preservation work concerning African-American history. Listen to previously unreleased interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a rare 1965 interview with Malcolm X, plus much more. Explore the Archives here.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: So You Want to Change the World?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Robert Sean Leonard hosts three stories about revolution, and Edie Falco makes her SHORTS debut.


The Takeaway

Newly-Discovered Recordings Shed Light on a Young Malcolm X

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

In 1961 Malcolm X came to Brown University to publicly rebut an article published in the school newspaper that criticized the Nation of Islam. Fast-forward to 2011. A Brown University student was assigned to create a historical narrative using anything in the school library and stumbled across one of the oldest recordings of Malcolm X in existence, heard by virtually no one since its initial taping.

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Studio 360

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Friday, August 26, 2011

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.

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A Mahler Opera? Not Such a Stretch, Actually

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gustav Mahler, who died a century ago today, was a New Yorker for the last three years of his life, and during this time he led several productions at the Met. On WQX-Aria, Fred Plotkin reflects on the composer's life, and why it may be perfect operatic fodder.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Malcolm X Revisited

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, discusses the book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, written by the late historian Manning Marable.

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It's A Free Country ®

First Principles: What is Freedom?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your quotes, haikus, videos, and more.

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Black History Month Programming

Friday, January 29, 2010

To celebrate Black History month, WNYC will air five special programs during the week of February 8-12 at 8PM on both 93.9FM and AM820. We will also offer three additional programs on consecutive Sundays (February 7, 14 and 21) at 9PM on AM820 and 10pm on 93.9FM.

Full listings:

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Today in History: Malcolm X

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On May 19, 1925, Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little. Malcolm Little would later join the Nation of Islam and change his surname to "X". The African American leader was a Muslim minister, fiery orator and activist who advocated "black ...

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