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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 920 Malcolm X
Author: Payne, Les,and Payne,Tamara
Title: The dead are arising
Remainder of title: the life of Malcolm X /
Summary, etc. note: "An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X-all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, street friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become over a hundred hours of interviews into an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic biography that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, a work whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his Hartford followers stir with purpose, as if the dead were truly arising, to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting Malcolm's life not only within the Nation of Islam but against the larger backdrop of American history, the book traces the life of one of the twentieth century's most politically relevant figures "from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary." In tracing Malcolm X's life from his Nebraska birth in 1925 to his Harlem assassination in 1965, Payne provides searing vignettes culled from Malcolm's Depression-era youth, describing the influence of his Garveyite parents: his father, Earl, a circuit-riding preacher who was run over by a street car in Lansing, Michigan, in 1929, and his mother, Louise, who continued to instill black pride in her children after Earl's death. Filling each chapter with resonant drama, Payne follows Malcolm's exploits as a petty criminal in Boston and Harlem in the 1930s and early 1940s to his religious awakening and conversion to the Nation of Islam in a Massachusetts penitentiary. With a biographer's unwavering determination, Payne corrects the historical record and delivers extraordinary revelations-from the unmasking of the mysterious NOI founder "Fard Muhammad," who preceded Elijah Muhammad; to a hair-rising scene, conveyed in cinematic detail, of Malcolm and Minister Jeremiah X Shabazz's 1961 clandestine meeting with the KKK; to a minute-by-minute account of Malcolm X's murder at the Audubon Ballroom. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781631491665
: (hardcover)
: (epub)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781631491672
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: BP223.Z8
Item number: L57655 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 320.54/6092
Classification number: B
Dates associated with a name: 1941-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Les Payne and Tamara Payne.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Liveright Publishing Corp.
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2009
: New York :
: Liveright Publishing Corporation,
: [2020]
Extent: 514 pages
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Fenniman 35.00
Purchase price: 35.00
Personal name: X, Malcolm,
Dates associated with a name: 1925-1965.
Subject: Black Muslims
Subject: Black nationalism
Subject: African American Muslims
Subject: African American civil rights workers
Subject: African Americans
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Personal name: Payne, Tamara,
Relator term: author.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: rk11 2020-06-30
: rk11 2020-06-30 TW Situational to Dewey
: xm07 2020-07-02 (TW situational)

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