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Black Man’s History Malcolm X, edited by Imam Benjamin Karim December, 1962 Note - This speech was delivered before Malcolm left the Nation of Islam and accepted true Islam — so his views in this speech do not reflect his own or those he held near the end of his life. I want to thank Allah for coming and giving to us our leader and teacher here in America, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I want to thank Brother Benjamin at the outset for doing a wonderful job of o ening u our e!es and giving us a good reliminar! basic understanding of the means and the objectives of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and also I am thankful to Allah for bringing so man! eo le out here tonight, es eciall! just before "hristmas. #ou know, it$s ne%t to a miracle when !ou get this man! of our eo le together so close to "hristmas interested in an!thing whatsoever that$s serious. And actuall! what this shows is the change that$s taking lace among the so&called 'egroes not onl! here in 'ew #ork but throughout the entire world. Toda! dark mankind is waking u and is undertaking a new t! e of thinking, and it is this new t! e of thinking that is creating new a roaches and new reactions that make it almost im ossible to figure out what the black man is going to do ne%t, and b! black man we mean, as we are taught b! The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, we include all those who are non&white. He teaches us that black is the basic color, that black is the foundation or the basis of all colors. And all of our eo le who have not !et become white are still black, or atleast art of the Black 'ation,and here at Muhammad$s Mos(ue when !ou hear us using the term )black* we mean everbod! who$s here, regardless of !our com le%ion. If !ou$re here at the Mos(ue !ou$re black, because the onl! ticket !ou need to get into Muhammad$s Mos(ue is to be black. +o if !ou got in !ou know !ou$re black. #ou ma! not have known that !ou were black before !ou came here. In fact, ver! few of our eo le reall! look u on themselves as being black. The! think of themselves as racticall! ever!thing else on the color s ectrum e%ce t black. And no matter how dark one of our eo le ma! be, !ou rarel! hear him call himself black. But now that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has been teaching among the so&called 'egroes, !ou find our eo le of all com le%ions going around bragging that )I$m a black man.* This shows !ou that a new teaching is taking lace and there is new thinking among the so&called 'egroes. #et just !esterda! !ou would have to admit that it was ver! difficult to get our eo le to refer to themselves as black. 'ow all of a sudden our eo le of all com le%ions are not a ologi,ing for being black but bragging about being black. +o there$s a new thinking all over America among the so&called 'egroes. And the one who is actuall! the author of this new thinking is The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. It is what he is teaching that is making our eo le, for the first time, roud to be black, and what$s most im ortant of all, for the first time it makes our eo le want to know more about black, want to know wh! black is good, or what there is about black that is good. I might sto right here to oint out that some of !ou ma! sa!, )I came u here to listen to some religion about Islam, but now all I hear !ou talk about is black.* -e don$t se arate our color from our religion. The white man doesn$t. The white man never has se arated "hristianit! from white, nor has he se arated the white man from "hristianit!. -hen !ou hear the white man bragging, )I$m a "hristian,* he$s bragging about being a white man. Then !ou have the 'egro. -hen he is bragging about being a "hristian, he$s bragging that he$s a white man, or he wants to be white, and usuall! those 'egroes who brag like that, I think !ou have to agree, in their songs and the things the! sing in church, the! show that the! have a greater desire to be white than an!thing else. M! mother was a "hristian and m! father was a "hristian and I used to hear them when I was a little child sing the song )-ash Me -hite As +now.* M! father was a black man and m! mother was a black woman, but !et the songs that the! sang in their church were designed to fill their hearts with the desire to be white. +o man! eo le, es eciall! our eo le, get resentful when the! hear me sa! something like this. But rather than get resentful all the! have to do is
think back on man! of the songs and much of the teachings and the doctrines that the! were taught while the! were going to church and the!$ll have to agree that it was all designed to make us look down on black and u at white. +o the religion that we have, the religion of Islam, the religion that makes us Muslims, the religion that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is teaching us here in America toda!, is designed to undo in our minds what the white man has done to us. It$s designed to undo the t! e of brainwashing that we have had to undergo for four hundred !ears at the hands of the white man in order to bring us down to the level that we$re at toda!. +o when !ou hear us often refer to black in almost a boastful wa!, actuall! we$re not boasting, we$re s eaking of it in a factual sense. All we$re doing is telling the truth about our eo le. -henever !ou e%alt black, that$s not ro aganda. when !ou e%alt white, that$s ro aganda. #et no one can give biological evidence to show that black actuall! is the stronger or su erior of the two if !ou want to make that kind of com arison. +o never think ill of the erson whom !ou hear re resenting The Honorable Elijah Muhammad if an overem hasis seems to be laced on the word black, but rather sit and anal!,e and tr! to get an understanding. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that of all the things that the black man, or an! man for that matter, can stud! histor! is the best (ualified to reward all research. #ou have to have a knowledge of histor! no matter what !ou are going to do. an!thing that !ou undertake !ou have to have a knowledge of histor! in order to be successful in it. The thing that has made the so&called 'egro in America fail, more than an! other thing, is !our, m!, lack of knowledge concerning histor!. -e know less about histor! than an!thing else. There are black eo le in America who have mastered the mathematical sciences, have become rofessors and e% erts in h!sics, are able to toss s utniks out there in the atmos here, out in s ace. The! are masters in that field. -e have black men who have mastered the field of medicine, we have black men who have mastered other fields, but ver! seldom do we have black men in America who have mastered the knowledge of the histor! of the black man himself. we have among our eo le those who are e% erts in ever! field, but seldom can !ou find one among us who is an e% ert on the histor! of the black man. And because of his lack of knowledge concerning the histor! of the black man, no matter how much he e%cels in the other sciences, he$s alwa!s confined, he$s alwa!s relegated to the same low rung of the ladder that the dumbest of our eo le are relegated to. And all of this stems form his lack of knowledge concerning histor!. -hat made /r. 0eorge -ashington "arver a 'egro scientist instead of a scientist1 -hat made 2aul 3obeson a 'egro actor instead of an actor1 -hat made, or makes, 3al h Bunche a 'egro statesman instead of a statesman1 The onl! difference between Bunche and "arver and these others I just mentioned is the! don$t know the histor! of the black man. Bunche is an e% ert, an international olitician, but he doesn$t know himself, he doesn$t know the histor! of the black eo le. He can be sent all over the world b! America to solve roblems for America, or to solve roblems for other nations, but he can$t solve roblems for his own eo le in this countr!. -h!1 -hat is it that ties our eo le u in this wa!1 The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that it boils down to just one word 4 histor!. -hen !ou stud! the histor! of Bunche, his histor! is different from the histor! of the black man who just came here from Africa. And if !ou notice, when Bunche was in Atlanta, 0eorgia, during the summer 'AA"2 "onvention, he was 5im "rowed, he was segregated, he was not allowed to go in a hotel down there. #et there are Africans who come here, black as night, who can go into those cracker hotels. -ell, what is the difference between Bunche and one of them1 The difference is Bunche doesn$t know his histor!, and the!, the Africans, do know their histor!. The! ma! come here out of the jungles, but the! know their histor!. The! ma! come here wearing sheets with their heads all wra ed u , but the! know their histor!. #ou and I can come out of Harvard but we don$t know our histor!. There$s a basic difference in wh! we are treated as we are6 one knows his histor! and one doesn$t know his histor!7 The American so&called 'egro is a soldier who doesn$t know his histor!. he$s a servant who doesn$t know his histor!. he$s a graduate of "olumbia, or #ale, or Harvard, or Tuskeegee, who doesn$t know his histor!. He$s confined, he$s limited, he$s held under the control and the jurisdiction of the white man who knows more
about the histor! of the 'egro than the 'egro knows about himself. But when !ou and I wake u , as we$re taught b! The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and learn our histor!, learn the histor! of our kind, and the histor! of the white kind, then the white man will be at a disadvantage and we$ll be at an advantage. The onl! thing that uts !ou and me at a disadvantage is our lack of knowledge concerning histor!. +o one of the reasons, one of the missions, one of the objectives of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad here in America is not onl! to teach !ou and me the right religion but to teach !ou and me histor!. In fact, do !ou know that if !ou and I know histor! we know the right religion1 The onl! wa! that !ou can become confused, that !ou can become mi%ed u and not know which religion belongs to 0od, is if !ou don$t know histor!. In fact, !ou have to know histor! to know something about 0od. #ou have to know histor! to know something about 0od$s religion. #ou have to know histor! to know something about 0od$s eo le. #ou have to know histor! to know something about 0od$s lans and 0od$s ur oses, and, as I sa!, the onl! eo le who don$t know histor! are the American so&called 'egroes. If !ou know histor!, for e%am le, for e%am le, !ou know when !ou look at this religion right here 8writes9"hristianit!9 on the black board: the onl! wa! !ou can e% lain it is to have a knowledge of histor!. -h! is it called "hristianit!1 It is called "hristianit!, the! sa!, because it was named after a man called "hrist who was born two thousand !ears ago. 'ow !ou know, brothers and sisters, 0od is an old 0od, and the world is an old world. The universe has been here a long time. I think all of !ou would agree that the universe has been here longer than two thousand !ears. Then !ou$ll also agree that the universe was made b! 0od Himself, that 0od created the universe. 0od created the eo le who are on this earth, 0od wouldn$t create a universe, 0od wouldn$t set a thing u in the sk! that makes nine lanets rotate around it, all of them inhabited, !ou and I inhabiting the lanet earth u on which we live 4 0od wouldn$t have done all this and not given eo le a religion. 0od ut His religion here at the creation of the universe. 'ow then, since !ou agree to this and !ou$ll agree also that "hrist was born two thousand !ears ago, this couldn$t have been 0od$s religion. #our knowledge of histor! tells !ou that 0od couldn$t call His religion "hristianit! because "hristianit! is onl! two thousand !ears old. +o if this is the case, then what was 0od$s religion called before the birth of "hrist1 "an !ou see the im ortance of histor!1 -h!, if !ou didn$t know histor! !ou$d think that "hristianit! was 0od$s religion, and !ou$d be running around here wondering wh! ever!bod! doesn$t ractice it. Because some eo le have a better knowledge of histor! than others do, it is onl! the eo le whose knowledge of histor! is limited who jum u and sa! that "hristianit! is the name of 0od$s religion. If "hristianit! hasn$t alwa!s been the name of 0od$s religion it isn$t now the name of 0od$s religion. 0od doesn$t change His religion. 0od doesn$t change His mind. 0od$s mind is made u from the beginning. He doesn$t have to change His mind because He knows all there is to know all the wa! down the wheel of time. He never has to change His mind, His mind is made u , His knowledge is com lete, all encom assing. /o !ou understand1 +o once !ou can see, and I think !ou can, then it$s almost im ossible for 0od to call "hristianit! His religion. -hat should 0od call His religion1 "hristians are the ones who call 0od$s religion "hristianit!, but 0od was here before "hristians came on the scene. The! tell !ou that "hristians began back there with the 3omans, with one of the 3oman Em erors who acce ted the teachings of some of 5esus$ disci les and then named what the disci les taught )"hristianit!.* But 5esus didn$t call it "hristianit!, it wasn$t named until two or three hundred !ears after 5esus was dead. 3ight or wrong1 An! histor! book will tell this, an! theologian knows this, and the onl! 'egroes who will contend this are those who don$t know histor!, and most 'egroes don$t know histor!. Most 'egroes will contend this, but when !ou tell it to the white man he shuts his mouth because he knows that this is true. Then those who have studied a little dee er will sa!, )Before 0od called it "hristianit! it was called 5udaism* 4 isn$t this what the! sa!1 'amed after a man called 5udah. This doesn$t follow logicall!. If "hristianit! was named after "hrist was born, and before "hrist was born the religion
was called 5udaism, then that means that it got its name from a son of 5acob whose name was 5udah. But histor! tells us that 5acob was bending down before 5udah was born, which shows us that 5acob$s religion couldn$t have been 5udaism, and Isaac was 5acob$s father and he was bending down also before 5acob, his son, was born. Isaac was 5udah$s grandfather and Abraham was 5udah$s great&grandfather, meaning that Abraham was on the scene long before 5udah, and !ou couldn$t call Abraham$s religion 5udaism because there was no such thing as 5udaism in Abraham$s da!. There wa no such thing as 5udaism in Isaac$s da!, or in 5acob$s da!. /o !ou understand1 +o what was 0od$s religion before the! called it 5udaism1 This is something that the white man has never taught !ou and me. The white man is afraid to let !ou and me know what 0od$s religion was called in Abraham$s da! because Abraham is su osed to have been the father of all of them. He is su osed to have been one of 0od$s first servants. ;ne of the first to submit to 0od is su osed to have been Abraham. 'ow if !ou can see this, then find out what Abraham$s religion was. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that Abraham$s religion was the religion of Islam. Islam onl! means com lete submission to 0od, com lete obedience to 0od. Abraham obe!ed 0od. Abraham obe!ed 0od so much so that when 0od told Abraham to take his son and sacrifice him 4 stick a dagger in his heart, isn$t that what he said1 4 Abraham took his onl! son u on the mountain. He was going to sacrifice him to 0od, showing that he believed in Islam. -hat does Islam mean1 ;be! 0od. +ubmit to 0od. +o that this name 8writes 9Islam9:, if !ou$ll notice, has no connection, no association, with the death of a man. This is not a man$s name, this doesn$t come from a man. Buddhism is named after a man called Buddha. "onfucianism is named after a man called "onfucius 4 right or wrong1 <ikewise with 5udaism and "hristianit!. But Islam is not connected with an! name. Islam is inde endent of an! name. Islam is an act which means submit com letel! to 0od, or obe! 0od. And when !ou sa! !our religion is Islam that means !ou$re a Muslim. +o to clarif! this what must !ou do1 #ou must have a knowledge of histor!. If !ou don$t have a knowledge of histor! !ou$ll run around calling !ourself a "hristian when !ou$re serving 0od, or !ou$ll run around sa!ing !our religion is 5udaism and !ou$ll swear !ou$re serving 0od. If !our religion is "hristianit! !ou$re following "hrist, if !our religion is 5udaism !ou$re following 5udah, if !our religion is Buddhism !ou$re religion is Buddhism !ou$re following Buddha, do !ou understand1 And the! are all dead, and if !ou follow them !ou$ll die too. This is where it all leads !ou. -herever !our leaders go, that$s what ha ens to !ou. 'ow we who follow The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, we believe in Islam, we don$t believe in Muhammad. He teaches us the religion of Islam. /o !ou understand the difference1 These eo le who follow "hrist 8 ointing to the cross ainted on the blackboard:, the! believe in "hrist. the! believe "hrist is 0od 4 ;h !es, the! do 4 that he was born of the Blessed =irgin, didn$t have a father, was just a s irit, and then came into the world and was crucified, rose from the dead, and went u into s ace. The! believe that, but the! believe it because the! don$t know histor!. But if !ou notice, the 5ews have a better knowledge of histor! than the "hristians do, do the! not1 the "hristians$ histor! onl! goes back two thousand !ears. the histor! of the 5ews goes back be!ond four thousand !ears. "an !ou see this1 And the Muslim histor! goes back>there is no limit to the Muslim histor!. If !ou notice, the "hristians can onl! go back to what the! call the 0reek Em ire. That$s what the! call the ;ccidental, the beginning of the ;ccident, the 0reek Em ire, the 3oman Em ire, and so forth. The 5ews have a knowledg e of histor! that goes back to Eg! t and Bab!lon. #ou notice how one goes back>it has no limit. There are no chains on how far !ou can go back when !ou are a Muslim. The "hristians and the 5ews combined go back to whom1 To Adam, and the! sto right there. And the! sa! be!ond him there was nothing ha ening. The greater their knowledge of histor! is 4 this has an influence on the t! e of religion that the! acce t. /o !ou understand1 All raise is due to Allah. Another e%am le6 -hat makes the ro!al famil! of Euro e, or an! countr!, differ from the easant1 3o!alt! knows its ancestr!, ro!alt! knows its histor!, this is what makes them ro!al. #ou can$t have a king who can$t trace his histor! back to his forefathers. The
onl! wa! !ou can be king is to be born a king. If !ou take awa! his histor!, and he doesn$t know who his forefathers were, what does he become1 A easant 4 a common ordinar! man. +ame with the 5ews and "hristians. It$s because the 5ews have the longest record of histor! that the! can call themselves the "hosen 2eo le. The "hristians can$t call themselves the "hosen 2eo le because their histor! is not long enough. The! can$t go back to the time when the choice was being made. The Hebrews, the so&called 5ews, can go back so far the! can la! claim to that which is actuall! not theirs. But the reason the! can claim it is that nobod! else the! are dealing with can go back far enough to dis rove them. E%ce t the Muslims 4 do !ou understand1 +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad$s mission is to teach the so&called 'egroes a knowledge of histor!, the histor! of ourselves, our own kind, showing us how we fit into ro hec!, Biblical ro hec!. -hen !ou go to one of the churches !ou will notice that it is named after some word in their Bible6 Big 3ock Ba tist "hurch, or /rinking at the -ell Ba tist "hurch, ?riendshi Ba tist "hurch, @nion Ba tist, Israel Ba tist, 5acob$s <adder Ba tist. The! find some kind of old funn! word in their Bible to name their whole religion after. Their whole doctrine is based on a verse in the Bible6 )He rose.* The Honorable Elijah Muhammad bases what he teaches not on verse but on the entire book. And from beginning to end, he sa!s, he can o en u the Book and rove that the Bible agrees with him, and then use the Bible to rove that what the! are teaching in the church is wrong. #ou know that$s sa!ing something. ?or instance, he sa!s that in 0enesis, the fifteenth cha ter and the thirteenth verse, just to give !ou an e%am le6 )And he said unto Abram, Anow of a suret! that th! seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them. and the! shall afflict them four hundred !ears. and also that nation, whom the! shall serve, will I judge6 and afterward shall the! come out with great substance.* 'ow The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that e% lains his teachings right there, because he teaches that the so&called 'egro is the one that the Bible is talking about. -ho have s ent four hundred !ears and are strangers in a land that is not theirs1 And !ou can$t den! that we are strangers here. I don$t think an! of !ou will den! that we are strangers here. -e are not in a countr! where we are made to feel at home. -e$ll ut it that wa!. There is hardl! an! 'egro in his right mind who can sa! he feels at home in America. He has to admit that he is made to feel like a stranger. 3ight or wrong1 -ell, this is what 0od said to Abraham would ha en in this da! and time. 3emember, Abraham$s religion was Islam. Abraham wasn$t a 5ew, Abraham wasn$t a "hristian, Abraham wasn$t a Buddhist, Abraham was a Muslim, which means he obe!ed 0od. 0od told him, !es. He said, !our eo le are gong into bondage, the!$re going to become slaves, the!$re going to be afflicted, the!$ll be strangers in a land far from home for four hundred !ears. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s !ou and I are the seed of Abraham, we$re the descendants of Abraham. 'ow the reacher in the church, he tells !ou that the 5ews are the seed of Abraham. ;ne of them is right and one of them is wrong6 either Mr. Muhammad is right and the reacher is wrong, or the reacher is right and Mr. Muhammad is wrong. This is what we are utting on the line toda!. -ho is the seed of Abraham1 Is it this blue&e!ed, blond&haired, ale&skinned 5ew1 ;r is it the so& called 'egro 4 !ou1 -ho is it1 And what makes it so itiful, man! of our eo le would rather believe that the 5ews are 0od$s "hosen 2eo le than to believe that the! are 0od$s "hosen 2eo le. The! would rather believe that the 5ew is better than an!bod! else. This is a 'egro. 'obod! else would ut ever!bod! else above him but the 'egro. I mean the American 'egro. 3emember, 0od said that the eo le would be strangers. The 5ews aren$t strangers. The 5ews know their histor!, the 5ews know their culture, the 5ews know their language. the! know ever!thing there is to know about themselves. The! know how to rob !ou, the! know how to be !our landlord, the! know how to be !our grocer, the! know how to be !our law!er, the! know how to join the 'AA"2 and become the resident 4 right or wrong1 The! know how to control ever!thing !ou$ve got. #ou can$t sa! the!$re lost. But the oor so&called 'egro, he doesn$t control the 'AA"2, he can$t control the @rban <eague, he can$t control his own schools, he can$t control
his own businesses in his own communit!. He can$t even control his own mind. He$s lost and lost control of himself and gone astra!. But he fits the icture here that the Bible sa!s concerning our eo le in the last da!6 )Anow of a suret! that th! seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them.* And !ou have served the white man. he hasn$t served !ou and me. -h!, the 5ew hasn$t served an!bod! here. #ou are the one that$s serving6 )And the! shall afflict them four hundred !ears. and also that nation, whom the! shall serve, will I judge6 and afterwards shall the! come out with great substance.* ;fttimes when !ou sa! this to the so&called 'egroes the!$ll come u and tell !ou that this is the 5ew. But if !ou$ll notice, when 5esus was talking to the 5ews, wa! back here in 5ohn, he told them that the! shall know the truth and it will make them free. The 5ews o ed u and said6 )How are !ou going to sa! that we shall be made free1 -e have never been in bondage to an!one.* Isn$t that what the 5ews told 5esus1 'ow look at it. If the 5ews said to 5esus, two thousand !ears after Moses su osedl! led the Hebrews out of bondage, that the! had never been in bondage 4 now !ou know the 5ews had Moses$ histor!, the! knew who Moses was 4 how could the! stand u and tell 5esus the! had never been in bondage1 'ot these things that !ou call 5ews. The! weren$t in Eg! t, the! weren$t the eo le that Moses led out of Eg! t, and the 5ews know this. But the Bible is written in such a trick! wa!, when !ou read it !ou think that Moss led the 5ews out of bondage. But if !ou get a 5ew in a good solid conversation toda! and !ou know how to talk to him, he$ll have to admit this, that it wasn$t out of bondage that Moses brought them 4 it was out of somewhere else 4 and where Moses reall! brought them is their secret, but, thanks to Almight! 0od, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad knows their secret, and he told it to us and we$re going to tell it to !ou. If the Bible said that 0od is going to judge that nation, the nation that enslaved His eo le, how would He kee from destro!ing His own eo le1 The same Bible is a book of histor! and in the eighteenth cha ter of the book of /euteronom!, in the eighteenth verse, 0od told Moses6 )I will raise them u a 2ro het* 4 talking about !ou and me 4 I$ll raise them u a ro het just like thee 4 a ro het like Moses whose mission it would be to do for !ou and me the same thing that Moses did back them. It would be a ro het like Moses. In fact, when !ou get down to Malachi, He lets it be known that just before He comes to judge that nation, the name of the ro het or messenger whom He would send among the eo le would be Elijah. If sa!s6 )Before the coming of that great and dreadful da! I shall send !ou Elijah and Elijah$s job will be to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers and the hearts of the fathers to the children.* -hat does this mean, turn the hearts of the children to the fathers1 The so&called 'egro are childlike eo le 4 !ou$re like children. 'o matter how old !ou get, or how bold !ou get, or how wise !ou get, or how rich !ou get, or how educated !ou get, the white man still calls !ou what1 )Bo!7* -h!, !ou are a child in his e!esight7 And !ou are a child. An!time !ou have to let another man set u a factor! for !ou and !ou can$t set u a factor! for !ourself, !ou$re a child. an!time another man has to o en u businesses for !ou and !ou don$t know how to o en u businesses for !ourself and !our eo le, !ou$re a child. an!time another man sets u schools and !ou don$t know how to set u !our own schools, !ou$re a child. Because a child is someone who sits around and waits for his father to do for him what he should be doing for himself, or what he$s too !oung to do for himself, or what he is too dumb to do for himself. +o the white man, knowing that here in America all the 'egro has done 4 I hate to sa! it, but it$s the truth 4 all !ou and I have done is build churches and let the white man build factories. #ou and I build churches and let the white man build schools. #ou and I build churches and let the white man build u ever!thing for himself. Then after !ou build the church !ou have to go and beg the white man for a job, and beg the white man for some education. Am I right or wrong1 /o !ou see what I mean1 It$s too bad but it$s true. And it$s histor!. +o it shows that these childlike eo le 4 eo le who would be children, following after the white man 4 it sa!s in the last da! that 0od will raise u Elijah, and Elijah$s job will be to turn the hearts of these children back toward their fathers. Elijah will come and change our minds. he$ll teach us something that will turn us com letel! around. -hen Elijah finds us we$ll be eas! to lead in the wrong direction but hard
to lead in the right direction. But when Elijah gets through teaching the <ost +hee , or the <ost 2eo le of 0od, he$ll turn them around, he$ll change their minds, he$ll ut a board in their back, he$ll make them throw their shoulders back and stand u right like men for the first time. It sa!s he$ll turn the hearts of these children toward their fathers and the hearts of the fathers toward the children. This is something that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is doing here in America toda!. #ou and I haven$t thought in terms of our forefathers. -e haven$t thought of our fathers. ;ur fathers, brothers, are back home. ;ur fathers are in the East. -e$re running around here begging the 0reat -hite ?ather. #ou never hear of black e o le in this countr! talking or s eaking or thinking in terms of connecting themselves with their own kind back home. The! are tr!ing to make contact with the white man, tr!ing to make a connection with the white man, tr!ing to connect, tr!ing to make a connection with a kidna er who brought them here, tr!ing to make a connection with, actuall!, the man who enslaved them. #ou know that$s a shame 4 it$s itiful 4 but it$s true. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that when Elijah comes, the Book sa!s when Elijah comes, what Elijah will do is to teach these eo le the truth. And the truth that Elijah will teach the eo le would be so strong it will make all that other stuff that the reachers are talking about sound like a fair! stor!. Elijah will o en the eo le$s e!es u so wide that from then on a reacher won$t be able to talk to them 4 and this is reall! true. /o !ou know, eo le have come to Muhammad$s Mos(ue and no matter whether the! believed in what Mr. Muhammad was sa!ing or not the! never could go back and sit in church. This is true. -hat The Honorable Elijah Muhammad does is to turn on the light, and when he turns on the light it enables us to see and think for ourselves. He shows us that what the white man has taught us concerning histor! has actuall! been a distortion. He$s never given !ou and me true facts about histor!, neither about himself nor about our eo le. #ou know I read a book one da! called The ?our "ities of Tro!. #ou can go to the librar!, some libraries, and check it out. -hat was this based on1 To show !ou what a liar the white man is. -hen Isa! liar6 !ou have white eo le who are scientists and kee truth in their own circles, and the! never let !ou 4 the! never let the masses 4 know an!thing about this truth that the! kee in the circle. The! got something else that the! invent and ut out for the masses to believe, but the! themselves kee knowledge in a circle. +o in this articular book it ointed out that some archaeologists were delving in the ruins of the ancient cit! of Tro!, and it$s the ractice of archaeologists to dig, so in digging down into the ruins of Tro! the! dug dee er than the! intended to, and the! ran into the ruins of another cit! that had been there so much longer than this cit! of Tro! that it had gone down beneath the sands of time, and the! had built this cit! of Tro! on to of it. -hen these archaeologists were delving into the ruins of the ancient cit! the! learned that there were ruins of a cit! more ancient than that. +o the! started franticall! digging onto that one and dug some more until the! found another one and before the! got through digging the! had dug down and the! had discovered that civili,ations in that area had been there so far back into histor! that at different times in histor! some of the cities had been destro!ed, had become com letel! covered u with sand and dirt, until another eo le came along and didn$t even know it was there and built another civili,ation on to of it. This ha ened four different times &to give !ou some idea of what the white man knows concerning the length of time man has been on this earth 4 and still that white man would jum u in !our face and tr! to make !ou believe that the first man was made si% thousand !ears ago named Adam. And a lot of 'egroes will want to know what !ou are talking about 4 Adam 4 that$s what 0od called him 4 0od took some dirt and breathed on it and told Adam, )"ome forth,* and there he was. 'ow !ou know that$s a shame. It$s all right to believe when !ou were a little bab! that 0od made a little doll out of the sand and mud and breathed on it and that was the first man. But here it is BCDE with all this information floating around in ever!bod!$s ears 4 !ou can get it free. -h!, !ou should o en u !our minds and !our heads and !our hearts and reali,e that !ou have been led b! a lie. Toda! it$s time to listen to nothing but naked, undiluted truth. And when !ou know the truth, as 5esus said6 )The truth will make !ou free.* Abraham <incoln won$t make !ou free. Truth will make !ou free. when !ou know the truth, !ou$re free. Also !ou have !our archaeologists, anthro ologists, other forms of historians who agree that the! don$t know how long man has been on earth, but the! do know that man has been on earth longer than si% thousand !ears. The! know that man was not made just si% thousand !ears ago. The! know this now but a long time ago the! didn$t
know it. There was a time when the! believed that a man had fewer ribs than a woman. #ou can believe that because the! said that 0od made Eve from one of Adam$s ribs &so Adam had a rib missing. And the! actuall! ran around here believing for man! !ears that man had one less rib, and the! were shook u when the! got into the science of anatom! and discovered that man 4 all his ribs were there7 The! began to wonder then what ha ened in the Bible1 How long has man been here1 In the Bible in the first cha ter of 0enesis and the twent!&si%th verse, after 0od had made ever!thing else it sa!s6 )And 0od said, <et us make man.* <et me write what 0od said here on the board > <ook what 0od said, brothers. I don$t think !ou ever looked at this. It sa!s6 )And 0od said, <et us make man.* The ke! word here is what1 #es, what does )us* mean1 More than one. -ho was 0od talking to1 If 0od was all b! Himself, no one was there but Him, who was He talking to when He said, )<et us make man*1 -ho was there with 0od who was about to hel Him make this man1 -hen 0od was getting read! to make the sun He didn$t sa!, )<et us make some sun7* He said, )<et there be light.* And here is the sun, a ball of fire E,DFC,FGH miles in circumference, GHI,JJJ miles in diameter, BF,JFE degrees hot, and 0od said, )<et there be,* and that big ball of fire o ed u there in the universe, with no hel . 'ow !ou know something is wrong. It should be harder to make that than man6 a huge ball of fire E,DFC,FGH miles in circumference, BF,JFE degrees hot 4 that$s a whole lot of heat. And 0od said, )<et there be,* and that just jum ed u in the universe. He didn$t ask for no hel 6 )<et there be this and let there be that.* He had so much ower that ever!thing He wanted came into e%istence. as soon as He said )be,* there it was. But when He got to man something ha ened, someone else was there, wasn$t there1 That$s something to think about. -e let !ou think about it for a minute> The white man$s world is newer world than the black man$s world. If this man said that the! were about to make man, and he said we would make him how 4 in !our image 4 this shows !ou that there$s somebod! there with him. )<et us make man on our image, in our likeness. <et us make him look like us. He won$t be the same as we are, he$ll be in our image.* That$s 0od talking, right1 He$s talking to somebod!. #ou know, I$m thankful to Allah for raising u The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and making us see these things that we could never see before. The birth of the white race has alwa!s been a secret. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the birth of the white race is shrouded in the stor! of Adam. The stor! of Adam hides the birth of the white race, and because !ou and I have never been taught to look into a thing and anal!,e a thing we took the stor! of Adam e%actl! as it was. -e thought that 0od made a man named Adam si% thousand !ears ago. But toda! The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that man, Adam, was a white man. that before Adam was made the black man was alread! here. The white man will even tell !ou that, because he refers to Adam as the first one. He refers to the Adamites as those who came from that first one. He refers to the re&Adamites as those who were here before Adam. 3ight or wrong1 Those eo le who were here before Adam. And he alwa!s refers to these eo le as )aborigines,* which means what1 B<A"A ?;<A7 #ou never find a white aborigine. Aborigines are called natives, and the!$re alwa!s dark&skinned eo le. #ou and I are aborigines. But !ou don$t like to be called an aborigine. !ou want to be called an American. Aborigine actuall! means, )from the beginning.* It$s two <atin words, )ab* meaning )from*. )origine* meaning )the beginning*. and aborigine is onl! the term a lied to those dark&skinned eo le who have been on this earth since the beginning of the universe. #ou know that$s going wa! back. -hat do !ou mean, since the beginning of the universe1 The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that, just as we ointed out a moment ago, the black man has been here a long time. He never has had a beginning. But the white man has never had a knowledge of the histor! of the black man. It$s like a father and a son. If the father is fift! !ears old and the son is onl! ten, the father knows ever!thing there is to know about his son because he was here before his son was born. the son onl! knows what has ha ened during his own ten !ears. He onl! knows what went on before his arrival from what his father tells him. It$s the same wa! with the black man and the white man6 the black man$s been here a long time, but the white man has been here a short time. 'ow the white man onl! knows about himself, what he$s been told, and he hasn$t been told an!thing. He came to himself u in the caves of Euro e,
and he can$t get an! information that goes be!ond the cave. And since !ou and I fell into his tra and were made deaf, dumb, and blind b! him, we don$t have access to an! information that the white man doesn$t know about. +o we think that the beginning of the white man meant the beginning of ever!thing, us too. -e$re not aware that we were here before he was made. "an !ou understand that1 The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that si%t!&si% trillion !ears ago 4 trillion, how much is trillion1 'ot hundreds, not thousands, nor millions, nor billions, but si%t!& si% trillions !ears ago 4 the black man was here. -e have the sun which is the center of the universe. ID,JJJ,JJJ miles form the sun is the lanet we call Mercur!, and DF,EJJ,JJJ miles from the sun is the lanet called =enus, and CI,JJJ,JJJ miles from the sun is the lanet here that !ou and I live on called Earth, BKB,HJJ,JJJ miles out here is a lanet called Mars, and KGI,JJJ,JJJ miles from the sun is a lanet called 5u iter, GGD,JJJ,JJJ miles from the sun is a lanet called +aturn, and on down the road a iece are a cou le more lanets. +o right here this lanet that !ou and I live on called Earth, that rotates around the sun, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that si%t!&si% trillion !ears ago our eo le were living on this lanet6 the black man was living on this lanet. But in those da!s it was larger than it is now, and the lanet Mars, that was off here be!ond it, had an effect u on our lanet then in the same manner that the moon affects us toda!. At that time there was no moon u there. -here was the moon1 The moon was down here, the moon was art of this lanet, the moon and this lanet were one lanet, and the black man was living here then. He was a scientist, he was a wise black man. Black men have alwa!s been wise, black men have alwa!s been the wisest beings in the universe, and among these beings, black beings, there is one who is su reme. he is referred to as the +u reme Being, do !ou understand1 +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad tells us that a wise black scientist, si%t!&si% trillion !ears ago, began to argue with the other scientists because he wanted the eo le of Earth to s eak a certain language, and since the! wouldn$t agree he wanted to destro! civili,ation. +o this scientist drove a shaft into the center of the Earth and filled it with high e% losives and set it off. He was tr!ing to destro! civili,ation. he was tr!ing to destro! the black man. But !ou can$t destro! the black man. the black man can$t destro! himself. The black man has the most owerful brain in the universe. +o there is no intelligence more owerful than the intelligence of the black man. And because of this the black man can$t even create thought that would destro! him. He is indestructible. #ou can blow u ever!thing and the black man will still be here. #ou just can$t get awa! from him, brother. +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said he filled the Earth, the lanet, with high e% losives and set it off, and w hen it was e% loded the iece that !ou and I toda! call the moon was tossed out here into s ace and it rotated around the Earth. It still rotates around the Earth. it came from the Earth. it was blasted right off the Earth. And as it was blasted right o ff the Earth, it turned over and over and over and all of the water that was on it sta!ed with the earth. +o that the iece that was blasted out there has no water on it toda!, and because it has no water on it it has no civili,ation on it, has no life on it. #ou can$t have life where there$s no water there$s no life. where there$s no life there$s no civili,ation. "an !ou understand that1 +o this dead iece, called the moon b! us toda!, turning over and over and over, lost all of its water, all of the water coming with this iece. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us that this iece, that the earth, that we remained on, shifted, dro ed thirt!&si% thousand miles in the ocket that we remained in. And as it dro ed and all of water came with it, that left a situation in which toda! the Earth that we now live on weighs si% se%tillion tons. The weight of it is si% se%tillion tons. And as it makes its wa! around the sun, the strong ower of the sun$s ra!s striking the e(uator causes the lanet to turn on its own a%is at the s eed BJIFBLI miles er hour. And he teaches us that the s(uare mileage of the Earth is BCD,CKJ,JJJ s(uare miles which means onl! HF,EHH,JJJ s(uare miles of land stuck u out of BIC,DGH,JJJ s(uare miles of water. Three&fourths of the Earth$s surface is covered with water. 2art of the water that left the moon is here with the Earth. +o !ou sa! since it$s the natural law for water to seek its own level, wh! doesn$t it overrun the land1 The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that as the Earth s eeds around the sun turning on its a%is BJIFBLI miles er hour it creates gravit! and the strong attracting ower of the sun ulls on the waters of the Earth, drawing them u into the Earth$s atmos here in fine mist that the naked e!e can hardl! detect. As this water gathers into the Earth$s atmos here it then distills and comes back to Earth. -hen it gets heavier than the atmos here in which it is, it distills and comes back
to the Earth in the form of water, rain, hail, or snow. All of the water that !ou see coming out of the sk! went u into the sk!. Ever!thing that$s coming down on the Earth got u there b! leaving the Earth. /o !ou understand1 And he teaches us that it comes back down in the form of hail or rain or snow or whatever else !ou have, de ending u on the tem erature of the current atmos here that it was in. He sa!s that at night the gravitational ull of the moon takes over, and, because the ower of the moon is not as great as that of the sun, once the attracting ower o f the sun is absent at night the moon takes over, but since it can$t ull the waters u like the sun does, it still has that magnetic ull and it causes the waves that !ou see out there on the ocean to churn. It is the moon that does that. the moon makes the waves go u and down. It never lets them level out. If the! leveled out the water would overrun the land. It also causes the shifting of the tide. This is the ull of the moon u on the waters of the Earth. If it weren$t for the attracting owers of the sun and the moon u on the Earth, the waters would overrun the land and drown out civili,ation. All of this was done b! man himself, not some M!ster! 0od. A black man set this u . And !ou and I have been running around in the tra that the white man ut us in, thinking that the onl! one who can do an!thing is a M!ster! 0od and what the M!ster! 0od doesn$t do the white man does. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that all the time that this was going on there was no white man. The white man was nowhere on the scene. He sa!s that when the moon was blasted awa! and we came along with the Earth, one tribe was in fact destro!ed. 2rior to the time that the e% losion took lace there were thirteen tribes. In the e% losion set off si%t!&si% trillion !ears ago the thirteenth tribe was destro!ed and then all of the time down through the wheel of time since then there were twelve tribes until si% thousand !ears ago. And si% thousand !ears ago, a scientist named #acub created another tribe on this Earth. @nderstand, rior to the time the e% losion took lace, there were thirteen tribes, but the thirteenth tribe was destro!ed in that e% losion and then si% thousand !ears ago another tribe came on the scene. It was made different from all of the twelve tribes that were here when it arrived. A new tribe, a weak tribe, a wicked tribe, a devilish tribe, a diabolical tribe, a tribe that is devilish b! nature. +o that before the! got on the scene, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that when we came with the Earth, the oldest cit! on the Earth is the Hol! "it!, Mecca, in Arabia. Mecca is the oldest cit! on Earth. Mecca is the cit! that is forbidden. 'o one can go there but the black man. 'o one can go there but the Muslims. 'o one can go there but the believer. 'o one can go there but the righteous. And at Mecca are ke t the records of histor! that go on back to the beginning of time. He sa!s that fift! thousand !ears ago another scientist named +haba,, became angr! with the scientists of his da!. He wanted to bring about a tougher eo le. He wanted the eo le to undergo a form of life that would make them tough and hard, and the other scientists wouldn$t agree with him. +o this scientist named +haba,, took his famil! and wandered down into the jungles of Africa. 2rior to that time no one lived in the jungles of Africa. ;ur eo le were soft. the! were black but the! were soft and delicate, fine. The! had straight hair. 3ight here on this Earth !ou find some of them look like that toda!. The! are black as night, but their hair is like silk, and originall! all our eo le had that kind of hair. But this scientist took his famil! down into the jungles of Africa, and living in the o en, living a jungle life, eating all kinds of food had an effect on the a earance of our eo le. Actuall! living in the rough climate, our hair became stiff, like it is now. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the onl! hair that the black man has toda! that looks now like it looked rior to fift! thousand !ears ago is !our and m! e!ebrows. 3ight here, !ou notice, all 'egroes has straight 4 I don$t care how na ! their hair is 4 the! have straight e!ebrows. -hen !ou see a na !&hair&e!ebrowed 'egro 8chuckle: !ou got somebod!. But all of this took lace back in histor!, and ever!thing The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches is based on histor!. 'ow then, where does this white man come in1 The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the wise black man who was a master of science never wrote his histor! like it is written toda!, of the ast. The wise black man in that da! wrote his histor! in the future. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the circumference of the Earth is EK,GCD miles, a ro%imatel! EH,JJJ miles. +o when he sa!s the wise black man of the
East writes histor! a !ear of ever! mile, he writes histor! to last for EH,JJJ !ears 4 not in the ast, but in the future. He sa!s that on this Earth there are wise black men who can tune in and tell what$s going to ha en in the future just as clear 4 the! can see ahead just as clear 4 as the! can see in the ast. And ever! EH,JJJ !ears he sa!s that civili,ation reaches its eak, or reaches its erfection. At this time the wise black man can hear a in dro an!where on the lanet Earth. And the! sit down and write histor! to last for EH,JJJ !ears. After this histor! e% ires the! ut it in a vault at the Hol! "it!, Mecca, and write a new histor!. This has been going on and on and on. +o, in the !ear one of the c!cle in which we now live, he sa!s that in the East there are twent!&four wise men. The!$re s oken of in the Bible as twent!&four elders or twent!&four ro hets or twent!&four scientists or twent!&four imams. Twelve of them are major and twelve of them are minor. +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that these twent!&three men are called together b! this one, which makes twent!&four. And these twent!&four, these twent!&three resided over b! the twent!&fourth, are s oken of in the Book of 3evelation where 5ohn said he had a vision in heaven where there was a throne, and around the throne were twent!&four seats and on the seats sat twent!&four elders. These twent! &four elders are called angels. The! are actuall! twent!&four wise black men who live right here on this Earth, but no one knows who the! are. At the end of ever! EH,JJJ !ears this one calls all of them into conference, and the! sit down at the Hol! "it!, Mecca, and he informs them that the histor! of the ast EH,JJJ !ears has e% ired and it$s time to write a new histor!. +o these twent!&four, these scientists, begin to tune in on the o ulation of the lanet Earth and he sa!s that back in his da! 4 at that time there were five billion eo le on this Earth 4 all of them black, not a white man in sight 4 so he sa!s that when these twent!&four scientists begin to tune in, the! look down through the wheel of time. the! can tell not onl! what the eo le on this Earth are thinking, but the! can tell what their children are thinking, what the unborn children$s children are thinking. The! can look right down through the wheel of time and tell minute&b!&minute, hour&b!&hour, da!&b!&da!, week&b!&week, monthl!& b!&month, !ear&b!&!ear, for EH,JJJ !ears e%actl! what is going to take lace. And the! discovered that in the !ear GKJJ to come it would register that among five billion black eo le, sevent! ercent would be satisfied and thirt! ercent would be dissatisfied. And out of that thirt! ercent would be born a wise black scientist name #acub, and #acub would teach among these thirt! ercent dissatisfied form whom he would come, and create a new race, start a new world, and a new civili,ation that would rule this Earth for si% thousand !ears to come. +o the! brought these findings back to the king and the! were ut in a book. And b! the wa!, that which is written to last EH,JJJ !ears is called the Hol! Aoran. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that this was ut into the histor! and then when the !ear G,KJJ came, #acub was born. -hen #acub reached the age of si% !ears he was la!ing in the sand one da! with two ieces of metal, two ieces of steel, at which time he discovered what is known as the law of magnetism6 that unlike attracts and like re els. Two objects that are alike re el each other like two women re el each other, but man and woman attract each other. @nlike attracts and like re els. #acub discovered this. +o #acub knew that all he had to do was make a man unlike an! other man on this Earth and because he would be different he would attract all other eo le. Then he could teach this man a science call tricknolog!, which is a science of tricks and lies, and this weak man would be able to use that science to trick and rob and rule the world. +o #acub turned to his uncle and said, )-hen I grow u I$m going to make a man who will rule !ou.* And #acub$s uncle said,*-hat can !ou make other than that which will cause bloodshed and wickedness in the land1* And #acub ointed to his head and said,*I know that which !ou know not.* #acub was born with a determined idea to make this man because it had been redicted GKJJ !ears rior to his birth that he would be born to do this work. +o he was born with this idea in him, and when his uncle reali,ed that this was he about whom it had been ro hesied his uncle submitted. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that #acub went to school in the East. he studied the astronomical sciences, mathematical sciences, and the germination of man. He discovered that in the black man there are two germs. In the black man there$s a brown man. In the black man, or the black germ, which is a strong germ, there$s a weak germ, a brown germ. #acub was the first one to discover this and #acub knew that b! se arating that brown one from the black one, and then b! grafting the brown one from the black one so that it became lighter and lighter, it would eventuall! reach it s lightest stage which is known as white. And when it got
to that stage it would be weak, and because it was weak it would be susce tible to wickedness. And then #acub could take that weak man that he made and teach him how to lie and rob and cheat and thereb! become the ruler of all the rest of the world. +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that #acub began to reach at the age of si%teen. He began to reach all over Arabia in the East. He reached among the thirt! ercent who were dissatisfied and got man! of them to follow him. As the! began to listen to #acub$s teachings and believe them, his teachings s read, his followers grew, and it created confusion in the land. +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that so much confusion came into e%istence over there that the! threw #acub$s followers in jail, and as fast as the! would throw them in jail the! taught more eo le. +o the teachings s read in jail. ?inall! #acub was ut in jail, under an alias. And one da!, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s, the thing began to get out of hand and the authorities went to the king and told him that the! couldn$t control these eo le, but that the! had the leader of the eo le in jail right now, and the king said, )Take me to him.* And when the king went to the jail where #acub was, he greeted #acub with )As&+alaam& Alaikum, Mr. #acub* 4 I know !ou$re Mr. #acub 4 and #acub said, )-a&Alaikum&+alaam* 4 I am #acub7 And the king said, )<ook, I came to make an agreement with !ou. I know that !ou are the one that it is written or redicted would be on the scene in this da! and would create a new race, and there is nothing we can do to sto !ou. But in order for us to have eace we want to make an agreement with !ou. In order to sto the confusion and for there to be some eace in the land, we want !ou to agree to take all who will follow !ou and e%ile !ourselves out on an island in the Aegean +ea.* #acub told them, )I$ll go. But !ou$ve got to give me ever!thing that I will need to bring into e%istence a new civili,ation. #ou$ve got to give me ever!thing I$ll need. #ou$ve got to su l! me with ever!thing I need for the ne%t twent! !ears.* And The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the king agreed with #acub, the government of that da! agreed to su l! #acub and his followers with ever!thing the! needed for twent! !ears. And he sa!s that he gets this from the Bible where it sa!s 5acob wrestled with the angel. 5acob was #acub, and the angel that 5acob wrestled with wasn$t 0od, it was the government of that da!. )Angel onl! means )a ower,* or somebod! with ower. -hen a man has his wings cli ed, !ou sa! that he has lost his ower, lost his osition. +o wings onl! mean a osition of ower entra ed him. +o when it sa!s 5acob wrestled with an angel,*angel* is onl! used as a s!mbol to hide the one he was reall! wrestling with. 5acob was wrestling with the government of that da!. He made the government of that da! give him ever!thing he needed to last him and his followers for twent! !ears, just like The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is telling the government of this da! that the!$ve got to give us ever!thing that we need in our own se arate territor! to last us for twent! to twent!&five !ears. #ou sa!, well, The Honorable Elijah Muhammad teaches us that #acub agreed, the government agreed, #acub took all of his followers down to the sea. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that #acub took HC,CCC of his followers down to the seaside, with himself making DJ,JJJ. He iled them in boats and took them out to an island in the Aegean +ea called 2elan. In the Bible it$s called 2atmos. -hen !ou read in the Book of 3evelation where 5ohn, on the island of 2atmos, heard the word of the <ord, that is #acub. -hat was 5ohn doing on the island of 2atmos1 5ohn was #acub. 5ohn was out there getting read! to make a new race, he said, for the word of the <ord. -hat was the word of the <ord1 The word was that in the !ear G,KJJ a new man would be made, a new race world be made. And when #acub and his followers got out there his followers reali,ed that #acub was wiser than an! man of his da!, and the! recogni,ed him as a god. he was a god to them. +o when !ou get to the lace in the Bible where it sa!s, )And 0od said, M<et us make man,$* that was #acub too, not the +u reme Being. It wasn$t the +u reme Being who made the sun who said, )<et us make man.* -hen the +u reme Being made the sun he said, )<et t here be light.* He said He was su reme, He was inde endent, He needed no hel , no associates. But when it came to making a man, that god said, )<et us make man.* He didn$t s eak with inde endence, because there were two different gods. 0od the +u reme Being made the light. His word is )be*. that$s how He makes things. But #acub, who was lesser god, said to HC,CCC of his followers, )<et us
make man, let us make a man in our image, in our likeness. -e$re going to make a white man.* It was #acub talking6 )Make him in our image and in our likeness, and give him dominion over the fowl of the air and the fish of the sea and the creatures of the land. And we$ll call him Adam.* It$s onl! a name for the white man. The white man has taken master! over the air, his air lanes rule the sk!, his submarines and shi s rule the sea, his armies rule the land. This was the man that was made si% thousand !ears ago and the ur ose for making him was so he could rule the world for si% thousand !ears. That$s the white man. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that first thing #acub did was to get his ministers, doctors, nurses, and cremators together. He gave them the laws because he had to set u a birth control law. He told the doctors whenever two black ones come to him to get married to stick a needle in their veins, take some blood, and go back and tell them that their blood doesn$t match so that the! can$t marr!. He also said when a black one and a brown one come, let them get married, or if two brown ones come let them get married. Then he told the nurse nine months after the!$re married, when !ou$re read! to deliver their child, if it$s a black child, ut a needle in its brain and feed it to a wild animal or give it to the cremator. <et it be destro!ed. But if it$s a brown child, take that child to the mother and tell her that this is going to be a great man when he grows u because he$s lighter than the others. Tell her that the child !ou destro!ed was an angel bab! and it went u to heaven to re are a lace for her when she dies. +ame old lie the! tell !ou toda! 4 when a little bab! dies he goes to the same lace a man goes when he dies 4 right down into the ground. Is that right or wrong1 +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught us that #acub right there set u his birth control law. -ithin two hundred !ears the! had killed off all of the black babies on the island. Ever!thing black on the island had been destro!ed. And then #acub onl! lived BHJ !ears. But he left laws and rules and regulations behind, for his followers to go b!. And after the! had destro!ed all of the black on the island of 2elan, the! began to work on the brown germ. The! saved the !ellow and destro!ed the brown, because !ou see in the black there$s brown and in the brown there$s !ellow. "an !ou see how it goes1 The darkest one alwa!s has a lighter one in it. +o in the black man there$s a brown man, in the brown man there$s a !ellow man, in the !ellow man there$s what1 A white man. ;h !es. 0etting weaker all the time. +o it took two hundred !ears to destro! the black. And then the! worked on the brown for two hundred !ears. And in two hundred !ears all the brown was destro!ed and all the! had on the island of 2elan was a !ellow or mulatto&looking civili,ation. And then the! went to work on it and began to destro! it. +o that after si% hundred !ears of destruction on the island of 2elan, the! had grafted awa! the black, grafted awa! the brown, grafted awa! the !ellow, so that all the! had left was a ale& skinned, blue&e!ed, blonde&haired thing that !ou call a man. But actuall! the Bible calls him the devil. That$s the devil that the Bible is talking about6 old <ucifer, +atan, or the ser ent. Because the lighter the! got, the weaker the! got. As the! began to get lighter and lighter the! grow weaker and weaker. Their blood became weaker, their bones became weaker, their minds became weaker, their morals became weaker. The! became a wicked race. b! nature wicked. -h! b! nature1 The Book sa!s concerning the devil 6 )He was conceived in ine(uit! and born in sin.* -hat does this mean1 At the outset the nurses had to kill the little black babies, but after a while it got so that the mother, having been brainwashed, hated that black one so much she killed it herself. Ailled it herself, and saved the light one. And right on down for si% hundred !ears. In order for the white one to come into e%istence, the darker one was alwa!s murdered, murdered, M@3/E3E/7 this went right in to the nature of the child that was being born. The mother wanted a light bab! when the child was being conceived. This went right into the bab!. The mother hated black when the child was being conceived. this went right into the bab!. +o that at the end of the si% hundred !ears, after lanting the seed of ine(uit! right into the brain, right into the mind, right into the heart, right into the nature of these eo le, b! the time the! got the white man, the! had someone who b! nature hated ever!thing that was darker than he was. -h!, the! had to murder off the black to get to the brown. The! had to murder off the brown to get to the !ellow. The! had to murder off the black, brown, and !ellow in order to get to the white. And right to this ver! da! the white man b! nature wants to murder off the black, brown, and !ellow. #ou don$t have to teach
him to kill the black man. He does it for s ort. He does it for kicks. he does it because it$s his nature to do it. /o !ou understand that1 +o in si% hundred !ears now the! got a devil in the scene, a blue&e!ed devil, bond&haired. ;h !es, the! were out here on the island of 2elan. #acub was dead. #acub was their father but he never saw them. The! never saw him. #acub was their god. -hen the Bible sa!s no man has seen 0od, that$s what it means. 'o white man has seen their god. 'one of them saw #acub because #acub onl! lived to be BHJ !ears old. This doesn$t mean that no man can see 0od the +u reme Being. -h!, the Book of 3evelation sa!s when He comes ever! e!e will see Him. +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s after these devils got grafted 4 now we$re not going to call them white an! more. -e call them what the! are. -hite, that$s their color, but devil, that$s what the! are. These aren$t white eo le. #ou$re not using the right language when !ou sa! the white man. #ou call it the devil. -hen !ou call him the devil !ou$re calling him b! his name 4 ser ent. another name 4 snake. another name 4 beast. All these names are in the Bible for the white man. Another name 4 2haraoh. another name 4 "aesar. another name 4 ?rance. ?rench. ?renchman. Englishman. American. all those are just names for the devil. +o after the! were out there si% hundred !ears, after the! were made and grafted and #acub was dead, then the! acked u their bags and made it back to civili,ation. #acub had left them some laws to go b!. He left them a science called )tricknolog!* 6 how to divide and con(uer. #acub told these eo le in his book 6 )All !ou got to do to take over the world is lie. 0o back among the black eo le. Take !our woman and send her to the black man$s woman and let her lie about the neighbor across the street. And then send another woman to that woman to lie on this woman to that woman. And when the! get through s reading those lies and the! all started fighting and killing one another, !ou tell them to let !ou be the mediator.* This is the trick the white man used. It all comes from #acub. #ou see, he$s an underdog. He$s a minorit!, and the onl! wa! a minorit! can rule a majorit! is to divide the majorit!. This is the trick that the white man was born to e%ecute among dark mankind here on this Earth. #acub said, )-hen !ou go back among them, lie about them to each other, and when the! start fighting, ask them to let !ou be the mediator. And as soon as !ou become the mediator then !ou$re the boss.* The white man has done this trick ever!where. Here in America to the Indians. He sent one riest to the Indians in 'ew #ork and another riest to the Indians in 2enns!lvania and both of them would tell lies to both Indians, and the Indians who had never been at war with each other would start beating the tom&toms, the war drums, and then as the! got read! to fight the riest would rum in and sa!, )<et me be the mediator.* +o he told the 'ew #ork Indians, !ou just move out to Minnesota. and the 2enns!lvania Indians, !ou move out to ;klahoma. That would leave the whole states of 'ew #ork and 2enns!lvania for the white man. #ou see how he does it1 He$s all over the world. He$s a mediator. He$s an instigator and a mediator. he instigates division and dissension and as soon as the! start fighting one another he sa!s, );A, I$ll settle it.* if !ou don$t think so look all over the world right now. Ever! lace on this earth !ou have a division6 +outh Aorea&'orth Aorea, +outh =ietnam&'orth =ietnam. 3ight or wrong1 He is the one that makes this decision. he doesn$t let an!bod! get together, but when it comes to his kind he$s united. @nited +tates means all white eo le are united. @nited +tates of Euro e, or Euro ean "ommon Market 4 the! want to get together. But when !ou start talking about a @nited +tates of Asia, or a @nited +tates of Africa, wh! he sa!s,*;h no, too man! different languages 8chuckle:. #ou all don$t have an!thing in common.* #ou see how he does it1 He alwa!s discourages unit! among others but he encourages unit! among his own kind. )@nited -e +tand,* that doesn$t mean !ou. That means the white man. The white man it the one who stands united. +o The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that these devils went back into Arabia. -hen the! got there the! started telling lies, started confusion, and in si% months$ time the! had turned heaven into hell. ;h !eah, the! had so much fighting going on among our eo le, brother, it became hell. -e never did fight each other. we loved each other, we were in harmon! with each other. And
when these devils came back into our midst the! turned our aradise into a hell. +o it was taken to the king and the king looked into the book and said, )-h!, these are #acub$s eo le.* He said, )The! were made to do what the!$re doing and the onl! wa! to have eace is to get rid of all of them. 2ut them all to death.* +o the king gave the order for all of the devils to be rounded u . And b! devils I mean all those blue&e!ed, blond&haired, white things. He gave orders for them to be rounded u there in the East, and the! were rounded u . The! were rounded u and taken down to the edge of the Arabian /esert. The! were stri ed naked, stri ed of ever!thing e%ce t their language. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that we ut lambskin a rons around their waists to hide their nakedness. -e ut them in chains and marched them across the hot sands of the Arabian /esert . This is what the black man did to the white man, brothers. This is what the gods did to the devils. Actuall!, if !ou think I don$t know what I$m talking about, those of !ou who are Masons, !ou go through this and don$t understand it. -hen !ou go in , the! ut a lambskin a ron around !our waist. The! ut !ou in what$s called the )cable tow.* 3ight or wrong1 And then the! make !ou jum u and down on an electric mat. Make !ou take off !our shoes and ut the juice in the mat and make !ou jum u and down. -h!1 -hat are the! getting at1 That$s all a sign of what ha ened to the white man si% thousand !ears ago. It just doesn$t have an!thing to do with !ou, but !ou$re su osed to be walking on hot sands when !ou jum u and down. 3ight or wrong1 #ou$ve all been in some of that stuff. The! tell !ou that$s crossing the hot sand. And if !ou walk u to a 'egro Mason and !ou ask him, )-hen !ou crossed the hot sand were !ou walking or riding1* he$ll sa!, )I was walking.* He$s a fool. Because he was riding. He was riding horseback. He was riding on a camel. It was the white man that was in chains. It was the white man that had the a ron around him. It was the white man that was walking the white sand. -e walked them at high noon. -e wouldn$t even let them walk at night. -e sto ed at night. And !ou know how hot the sun and the sands are in Arabia. -e e% ected the white man to die when we were running him out of the East. But that fool lived, brother 8chuckle:. He lived. A lot of them died on the desert. And I might come back 4 all of this is tied u in the Masonic ritual. -hen a man gets initiated into the higher degrees of that order he goes through this. The! ut on the chains, the! ut on the a rons, and the! darken him u and retend to be driving him across. Then when he gets u to the to order in those degrees, the! tell him what it means. The white man, the! tell the white man what it means. a white +hriner, a white Mason, what it means. A 'egro never learns what it means. But it actuall! oints back toward the time when the white man, who is the devil, or Adam, as the! sa!, was cast out of the 0arden. -hen the Bible sa!s Adam sinned and was cast out of the 0arden, this is what is meant. And an angel was ut at the East gate to kee him from coming back in. -hen the white man was run out of the East b! the Muslims si% thousand !ears ago into the caves of Euro e, the eo le called Turks were ut there at the +traits of the /ardanelles, with swords, and an! old devil that the! caught tr!ing to come back across the water & -H;27 & off went his head. The Book tells !ou that the angel had a flaming sword, and an! time an! of them tried to come back across the! were ut to death. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the white man went down into the caves of Euro e and he lived there for two thousand !ears on all fours. -ithin one thousand !ears after he had gotten there he was on all fours, couldn$t stand u right. #ou watch an old cracker toda!. "rackers don$t walk u right like black eo le do. Ever! time !ou look at them, the!$re about to go down on all fours. But those who have had some education, the! straighten u a little bit because the!$re taught how to straighten u . But a black man can be the most dumb, illiterate thing !ou can find an!where, and he still walks like a million dollars because b! nature he$s u right, b! nature he stands u . But a white man has to be stood u . #ou have to ut a white man on the s(uare. But the black is born on the s(uare. "an we rove it1 #es. #ou notice in the East, dark eo le carr! things on their heads, don$t the!1 5ust throw it u there and walk with it, showing !ou the! have erfect oise, erfect balance. It just comes natural to them. #ou and I lost our oise. -e, !ou, can$t even wear a hat on !our head, hardl!, toda! 8chuckle:. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that within one thousand !ears after the white eo le were u in the caves the! were on all fours. And the! were living in the outdoors where it$s cold, just as cold over there as it is outside right now. The! didn$t have
clothes. +o b! being out there in the cold their hair got longer and longer. Hair grew all over their bodies. B! being on all fours, the end of their s ine begin to grow. The! grew a little tail that came out from the end of their s ine>;h !es, this was the white man, brother, u in the caves of Euro e. He had a tail that long. #ou ever notice that an!thing that walks on all fours has a tail1 That which straightens u doesn$t have a tail, because when !ou get down, !ou see, !ou just make that s ine come right on out. And just like a dog, he was crawling around u there. He was hair! as a dog. He had a tail like a dog. He had a smell like a dog. And nothing could get along with him but another dog. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that all the beasts u in Euro e wanted to kill the white man. #eah, the! tried to kill the white man. The! were after the white man. The! hated the white man. +o, he sa!s, what the white man would do, he$d dig a hole in the hill, that was his cave. And his mother and his daughter and his wife would all be in there with the dog. The onl! thing that made friends with the white man was the dog. Ever!thing else hated him. He$d sit outside of the cave at night in a tree with rocks in his hand, and if an! beast came u and tried to get in the cave at his famil!, he$d throw rocks at it, or he$d have a club that he$d swing down and tr! to drive it awa! with it. But the dog sta!ed in the cave with his famil!. It was then that the dog and the white man amalgamated. The white woman went with the dog while the! were living in the caves of Euro e. And right to this ver! da! the white woman will tell !ou there is nothing she loves better than a dog. The! tell !ou that a dog is a man$s best friend. The! lived in that cave with those dogs and right now the! got that dog smell. The! got that dog>the! are dog lovers. A dog can get in a white man$s house and eat at his table, lick out of his late. The!$ll kiss the dog right on the nose and think nothing of it. #ou$re not a dog kisser. #ou don$t see black eo le kissing or rubbing noses with dogs. But little white children will hug dogs and kiss dogs and eat with dogs. Am Iright or wrong1 #ou 4 all have been inside their kitchens cooling their food, and making their beds, !ou know how the! live. The dog will live right in the white man$s house, better than !ou can. !ou tr! and break !our wa! in there and the!$ll ut a ro e around !our neck 8chuckle:, but the dog has got free run of the whole house. He$s the white man$s best friend. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad sa!s that the! lived u there for two thousand !ears, and at the end of two thousand !ears the scientists in the East, reali,ing that it was originall! redestined that the white race would rule for si% thousand !ears, and that the! alread! lost two thousand !ears in the caves of Euro e, sent a ro het u there, form Mecca, to teach the white race, the race of devils, how to become civili,ed again, and become u right, and come back and rule the wa! the! had originall! been meant to. The name of that ro het was Moses. Moses never went down into Eg! t. Moses went into the caves of Euro e and civili,ed the white man. It was Moses who raised the devil from a dead level to a er endicular and laced him on the s(uare. Moses taught the white man how to cook his food. Moses taught the white man how to build a house for himself. He taught the white man also some of the tricknolog! that #acub had originall! meant for him, and it was Moses who ut the white man back on the road toward civili,ation. He told him that he was su osed to rule for si% thousand !ears, but that much of the time had alread! been lost, and at the end of time one would come who would destro! the whole white race. Moses taught them this. And this is wh! when the 5ews, two thousand !ears later, were looking for the Messiah, the! thought that 5esus was the Messiah and the! ut him to death because the! knew when the Messiah came he was going to destro! that whole race of devils. The 5ews knew this, so the! ut him to death thinking that the! could sto him from destro!ing them. But actuall!, the! made a mistake because 5esus two thousand !ears ago wasn$t the Messiah. Their time wasn$t u two thousand !ears ago. Their time would not be u until two thousand !ears later, the da! and time that we$re living in right now. +o, brothers and sisters, m! time has e% ired. I just wanted to oint out that the white man, a race of devils, was made si% thousand !ears ago. This doesn$t mean to tell !ou that this im lies an! kind of hate. The!$re just a race of devils. The! were made si% thousand !ears ago, the! were made to rule for si% thousand !ears, and their time e% ired in the !ear BCCBK. The onl! reason 0od didn$t remove them then was because !ou and I were here in their clutches and 0od gave them an e%tension of time 4 not them an e%tension of time, but the! received an e%tension of time to give the wise men of the East the o ortunit! to get into this House of Bondage and
)awaken* the <ost +hee . ;nce the American so&called 'egroes have been awakened to a knowledge of themselves and of their own 0od and of the white man, then the!$re on their own. Then it$ll be left u to !ou and me whether we want to integrate into this wicked race or leave them and se arate and go to our own. And if we integrate we$ll be destro!ed along with them. If we se arate then we have a chance for salvation. +o on then note, in the name of Allah, and His Messenger The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I bring m! talk to a close, )As&+alaam Alaikum.* -ith !our hands outstretched in this manner, follow silentl! in the closing Muslim ra!er6 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, All raise is due to Allah, the <ord of the -orlds, The Beneficent, the Merciful, Master of this /a! of 5udgment in which we now live, Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for thine aid. 0uide us on the right ath, The ath u on which Thou hast bestowed favors, 'ot the ath u on which Th! wrath is brought down 'or of those who go astra! after the! have heard Th! teaching +a! 6 He Allah is one 0od Allah is He u on whom nothing is inde endent but @ on whom we all de end He neither begets nor is He begotten and none is like Him. I bear witness there is none to be served but Allah, And I bear witness that The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is His True +ervant and <ast A ostle>Amen
By Any Means Necessary… ● )-e declare our right on this earth>to be a human being, to be res ected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this societ!, on this earth, in this da!, which we intend to bring into e%istence by any means necessary.* ● );ur objective is com lete freedom, justice and e(ualit! by any means necessary.* ● )The da! that the black man takes an uncom romising ste and reali,es that he$s within his rights, when his own freedom is being jeo ardi,ed, to use any means necessary to bring about his freedom or ut a halt to that injustice, I don$t think he$ll be b! himself.*
Education, Students, the outh! ● )-ithout education, !ou$re not going an!where in this world.* ● )Education is our ass ort to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the eo le who re are for it toda!.* ● )<ook at !ourselves. +ome of !ou teenagers, students. How do !ou think I feel and I belong to a generation ahead of !ou & how do !ou think I feel to have to tell !ou, M-e, m! generation, sat around like a knot on a wall while the whole world was fighting for its hum an rights & and !ou$ve got to be born into a societ! where !ou still have that same fight.$ -hat did we do, who receded !ou 1 I$ll tell !ou what we did. 'othing. And don$t !ou make the same mistake we made>.* ● )If !ou$ve studied the ca tives being caught b! the American soldiers in +outh =ietnam, !ou$ll find that these guerrillas are !oung eo le. +ome of them are just children and some haven$t reached their teens. Most are teenagers. It is the teenagers abroad, all over the world, who are actuall! involving themselves in the struggle to eliminate o ression and e% loitation. In the "ongo, the refugees oint out that man! of the "ongolese revolutionaries, the! shoot all the wa! down to seven !ears old & that$s been re orted in the ress. Because the revolutionaries are children, !oung eo le. In these countries, the !oung eo le are the ones who most (uickl! identif! with the struggle and the necessit! to eliminate the evil conditions that e%ist. And here in this countr!, it has been m! own observation that when !ou get into a conversation on racism and discrimination and segregation, !ou will find !oung eo le more incensed over it & the! feel more filled with an urge to eliminate it.*
"n Martin #uther $in%, &r! ● )He got the eace ri,e, we got the roblem>. If I$m following a general, and he$s leading me into a battle, and the enem! tends to give him rewards, or awards, I get sus icious of him. Es eciall! if he gets a eace award before the war is over.* ● )I$ll sa! nothing against him. At one time the whites in the @nited +tates called him a racialist, and e%tremist, and a "ommunist. Then the Black Muslims came along and the whites thanked the <ord for Martin <uther Aing.* ● )/r. Aing wants the same thing I want 4 freedom7* ● )I want /r. Aing to know that I didn$t come to +elma to make his job difficult. I reall! did come thinking I could make it easier. If the white eo le reali,e what the alternative is, erha s the! will be more willing to hear /r. Aing.*Dr. King on Malcolm ! ' ou kno(, ri%ht be)ore he (as killed he came do(n to Selma and said some *retty *assionate thin%s a%ainst me, and that sur*rised me because a)ter all it (as my territory there+ But a)ter(ards he took my (i)e aside, and said he thou%ht he could hel* me more by attackin% me than *raisin% me+ He thou%ht it (ould make it easier )or me in the lon% run+, ● )The goal has alwa!s been the same, with the a roaches to it as different as mine and /r. Martin <uther Aing$s non&violent marching, that dramati,es the brutalit! and the evil of the white man against defenseless blacks. And in the racial climate of this countr! toda!, it is an!bod!$s guess which of the )e%tremes* in a roach to the black man$s roblems might ersonall! meet a fatal catastro he first 4 )non&violent* /r. Aing, or so&called )violent* me.*
-iolence, .on/iolence, Sel)0De)ense! ● )"oncerning nonviolence6 It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. -e believe in obe!ing the law.* ● )It doesn$t mean that I advocate violence, but at the same time, I am not against using violence in self&defense. I don$t call it violence when it$s self&defense, I call it intelligence.* ● )If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for !ou and me to do whatever is necessar! to defend our own eo le right here in this countr!.* ● )I don$t mean go out and get violent. but at the same time !ou should never be nonviolent unless !ou run into some nonviolence. I$m nonviolent with those who are nonviolent with me. But when !ou dro that violence on me, then !ou$ve made me go insane, and I$m not res onsible for what I do.* ● )I don$t favor violence. If we could bring about recognition and res ect of our eo le b! eaceful means, well and good. Ever!bod! would like to reach his objectives eacefull!. But I$m also a realist. The onl! eo le in this countr! who are asked to be nonviolent are black eo le.* ● )<ast but not least, I must sa! this concerning the great controvers! over rifles and shotguns. The onl! thing I$ve ever said is that in areas where the government has roven itself either unwilling or unable to defend the lives and the ro ert! of 'egroes, it$s time for 'egroes to defend themselves. Article number two of the "onstitutional amendments rovides !ou and me the right to own a rifle or a shotgun. It is constitutionall! legal to own a shotgun or a rifle. This doesn$t mean !ou$re going to get a rifle and form battalions and go out looking for white folks, although !ou$d be within !our rights & I mean, !ou$d be justified. but that would be illegal and we don$t do an!thing illegal. If the white man doesn$t want the black man bu!ing rifles and shotguns, then let the government do its job. That$s all.*
1he 2hite Man! ● )If I have a cu of coffee that is too strong for me because it is too black, I weaken it b! ouring cream into it. I integrate it with cream. If I kee ouring enough cream in the coffee, rett! soon the entire flavor of the coffee is changed. the ver! nature of the coffee is changed. If enough cream is oured in, eventuall! !ou don$t even know that I had coffee in this cu . This is what ha ened with the March on -ashington. The whites didn$t integrate it. the! infiltrated it. -hites joined it. the! engulfed it. the! became so much a art of it, it lost its original flavor. It ceased to be a black march. it ceased to be militant. it ceased to be angr!. it ceased to be im atient. In fact, it ceased to be a march.* ● )But it does make the black eo le in this countr! who are jobless and unem lo!ed and standing in the welfare line ver! much discouraged to see a government that can$t solve our roblem, can$t rovide job o ortunities for us, and at the some time not onl! "ubans but Hungarians and ever! other t! e of white refugee imaginable can come to this countr! and get ever!thing this government has to offer.* ● )I$ve never seen a sincere white man, not when it comes to hel ing black eo le. @suall! things like this are done b! white eo le to benefit themselves. The white man$s rimar! interest is not to elevate the thinking of black eo le, or to waken black eo le, or white eo le either. The white man is interested in the black man onl! to the e%tent that the black man is of use to him. The white man$s interest is to make mone!, to e% loit.* ● )The common enem! is the white man.*
3e*ayment 4or #ack 1hereo)5! ● )An integrated cu of coffee isn$t sufficient a! for four hundred !ears of slave labor.* ● )How can !ou thank a man for giving !ou what$s alread! !ours1 How then can !ou thank him for giving !ou onl! art of what is !ours1* ● )I can$t turn around without hearing about some Mcivil rights advance$7 -hite eo le seem to think the black man ought to be shouting Mhallelujah$7 ?our hundred !ears the white man has had his foot&long knife in the black man$s back & and now the white man starts to wiggle the knife out, ma!be si% inches7 The black man$s su osed to be grateful1 -h!, if the white man jerked the knife out, it$s still going to leave a scar7*
6reedom, Death, and the "**ressed! ● )2ower in defense of freedom is greater than ower in behalf of t!rann! and o ● )Truth is on the side of the o
● )#ou can$t se arate eace from freedom because no one can be at eace unless he has his freedom.* ● )#ou don$t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All !ou have to do is to be an intelligent human being.* ● )If !ou$re not read! to die for it, ut the word Mfreedom$ out of !our vocabular!.* ● )The rice of freedom is death.*
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