by Farah Momin, at Dec. 17, 2011, 10:55 p.m.
Who or What: Malcolm X
Bookstore: National Memorial African Bookstore
Image Source: Malcolm X speaks at rally in front of Lewis Micheaux’s National Memorial African Bookstore, 125th Street and Seventh Avenue, Harlem, circa. 1962. Photographer: Robert L. Haggins. Malcolm X Collection, Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/clone-malcolm-x-search-truth.
Video: Portions of an NBC News interview conducted with Malcolm X. on March 12, 1964, at the National African Memorial Bookstore. Source: Paul Darwin Lee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSbSnAw5nSQ.
Additional Information: "Earlier that morning, Malcolm X addressed a packed news conference in the Tapestry Suite of the Park Sheraton (now Park Central) Hotel, 870 Seventh Ave. at 56th Street, at midtown Manhattan, to announce the formation of the Muslim Mosque, Inc. (MMI). Four days earlier, he announced his break from Elijah Muhammad's "black"-centered, separatist Nation of Islam (NOI), for which he had been the New York minister and national representative." Following the conference, Malcolm headed uptown to Lewis Michaux's bookstore. The reporters followed him and one of them got this interview. (Lee 2011)
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