Radio broadcast of an interview with Malcolm X, 1962

 

Name
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 (Interviewee)
Elman, Richard M. (Interviewer)
WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Title
Radio broadcast of an interview with Malcolm X, 1962
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Malcolm X, 1962
Abstract
Malcolm X discusses the events leading up to a violent assault on Nation of Islam Temple No. 27 by Los Angeles Police Department officers on the night of April 27, 1962, during which seven Muslims were shot and one man, Ronald Stokes, was killed. He describes how a dispute stemming from police harassment of Muslim men removing dry cleaning from a car quickly led to a retaliatory raid on the mosque by the LAPD. Malcolm X goes on to detail how unarmed members of the mosque were indiscriminately beaten and shot by police, arrested and held without medical treatment, and subjected to taunting and racial epithets from officers. He concludes by sharing his views on how Muslims should respond to police violence and his thoughts on seeking justice for the incident
Collection Name
WBAI radio station project
Subjects
African American civil rights workers; Black Muslims; Police brutality--United States; Los Angeles (Calif.) Race relations; X, Malcolm, 1925-1965; Stokes, Ronald; Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.)
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1962
Physical Description
sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Note (Biographical)
Civil rights activist
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Note
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit.
Interviewed by Richard Elman on WBAI Radio in May 1962
Note (Provenance)
WBAI Radio, Gift circa 1977
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
6984800
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-6tqd-fk21
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.