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Racial Justice Reading Group: The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

Submitted by liza_12 on Sun, 12/27/2020 - 4:32pm

Join ABC's Racial Justice Committee for a discussion of Les and Tamara Payne's groundbreaking new biography of Malcolm X. All are welcome to join this facilitated discussion.

Purchase your copy here (on sale for book club!):

"Definitive is a word we must use carefully when talking about biographies because it implies a degree of finality that research and new information may prove wrong.

That said, Les and Tamara Payne's The Dead are Arising is, for now, the definitive biography of Malcolm X.

The first question that arises when calling a biography definitive in the presence of an outstanding autobiography (Malcolm's own The Autobiography of Malcolm X, co-written with Alex Haley) and several other great biographies is how a new book can surpass the words of the person being discussed — and all its predecessors. The answer to that, in this case, is easy: The Dead Are Arising isn't only a biography of Malcom X, it is a book that contextualizes race in America prior to Malcolm's birth, takes an in-depth, nuanced, unflinching look at Malcolm's life, and then explores his death and its aftermath, all backed by 28 years of research."--NPR



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You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Event date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020