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What Would Malcolm X Say About Barack Obama?

From: WPSU-FM
Length: 05:06

A Penn State historian asks the question: What would Malcolm X say about the candidacy of Barack Obama?

Default-piece-image-2 In his autobiography, Senator Barack Obama writes that he found inspiration in the life of the activist Malcolm X. Last month, as part of a lecture series sponsored by the African and African American Studies Student Council at University Park, a Penn State historian conducted a thought experiment: What would Malcolm X say about the candidacy of Barack Obama?

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In his autobiography, Senator Barack Obama writes that he found inspiration in the life of the activist Malcolm X. Last month, as part of a lecture series sponsored by the African and African American Studies Student Council at University Park, a Penn State historian conducted a thought experiment: What would Malcolm X say about the candidacy of Barack Obama?

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Aired on WPSU-FM on March 18, 2008

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