Malcolm X Speech: Message to the Grass Roots

 Photo credit:  Library of Congress

Photo credit: Library of Congress

On November 10, 1963, Malcolm X delivered what is considered by many to be one of the most important speeches of the 20th century, “Message to the Grass Roots,” at the Northern Negro Grass Roots Leadership Conference in Detroit. You can listen to Mos Def read an excerpt from the speech in a Voices of a People’s History of the United States recording.