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Author Tuck, Stephen G. N., author

Title The night Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union : a transatlantic story of antiracial protest / Stephen Tuck ; with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Series George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies
George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies
Contents Forward / by Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: A black revolutionary meets historic Oxford -- 1. A life of travel and discovery: Malcolm X, 1925-1964 -- 2. Oxford, Britain, and race, 1870-1964 -- 3. Antiracism protests in Oxford, 1956-1964 -- 4. The debate, December 3, 1964 -- 5. After the debate, 1964-1968 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index
Summary "Less than two months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at the Oxford Union--the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Union regularly welcomed heads of state and stars of screen and served as the training ground for the politically ambitious offspring of Britain's 'better classes.' Malcolm X, by contrast, was the global icon of race militancy. For many, he personified revolution and danger. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the debate, this book brings to life the dramatic events surrounding the visit, showing why Oxford invited Malcolm X, why he accepted, and the effect of the visit on Malcolm X and British students. Stephen Tuck tells the human story behind the debate and also uses it as a starting point to discuss larger issues of Black Power, the end of empire, British race relations, immigration, and student rights. Coinciding with a student-led campaign against segregated housing, the visit enabled Malcolm X to make connections with radical students from the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia, giving him a new perspective on the global struggle for racial equality, and in turn, radicalizing a new generation of British activists. Masterfully tracing the reverberations on both sides of the Atlantic, Tuck chronicles how the personal transformation of the dynamic American leader played out on the international stage"--Provided by publisher
Notes "George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 -- Travel -- England -- Oxford
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Oxford Union -- History -- 20th century
Oxford Union
Civil rights movements -- History -- 20th century
Anti-racism -- England -- Oxford -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
HISTORY -- United States -- General.
Civil rights movements
England -- Oxford
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780520959989