Listen to Malcolm X speak at Brown University in 1961

Earlier this month, Providence Phoenix contributor Malcolm Burnley wrote the story of how he unearthed the lost audio tapes of an event that almost noone knew had even taken place: a speech at Brown University by MALCOLM X. Among other things, Burnley's tale is a fine bit of academic sleuthing: after happening upon a photo of Malcolm X at Brown, he managed to track a few scant mentions of the event to an attic in Nyack, New York. 

As Burnley writes, "Few audio recordings, if any, exist of [Malcolm X's] public speeches prior to 1963, and this one is particularly compelling — offering a glimpse of the anti-colonial, internationalist agenda that would characterize his later talks."

We're pleased to be able to offer a five-minute clip: check out the excerpt below.

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