Listen: Elijah Malcolm, Martin Luther King, Elisha discussed on Assassinations
"Even in death now was much more popular than Elijah Malcolm's autobiography was released in October nineteen sixty five only a few days before Elijah's first book message to the black man in America within a year. Now comes book had sold over one thousand times as many copies as Elijah's Elisha resented Malcolm's elevations tomorrow in the black community nineteen sixty eight's savior's day fell on the third anniversary of Malcolm's, death and Elisha didn't mince his words he called Malcolm, quote, A wicked hypocrite, he did not die an unjust and unrighteous death. A few months later Elijah had similarly harsh words for Martin Luther King junior. After their initial meeting in nineteen sixty six Elijah grew angry with kings, push for integration in housing jobs and the government three days after MLK's assassination in April nineteen sixty eight high ranking, NOAA minister Louis Farrakhan said quote, Martin Luther King died because he had no vision. He was a brother and I'm not against him. But the bible told him the white man is our enemy. I don't get mad at a white, man. Because of what he does because I know it is his nature to be unrighteous. There was no need for Dr king to die. If he had a vision, and quote, despite the analyze bitterness their message was reaching more people than ever before some radio stations were airing Elijah speeches six times a week and the NO began to bleed into popular culture in nineteen sixty nine the temptations. Released a song called message from a black man in reference to the title of Elijah's book, James Brown, ditched his signature, pompadour hairstyle and released a song called say it loud. I'm black. And I'm proud assure sign that the NO wise black pride message was catching on the was reaching unprecedented heights in power and."