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Perspectives; Negro and The American Promise, The; Malcolm X Interview

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Excerpted interview with Malcolm X from the program "Negro and the American Promise."

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Negro and The American Promise, The

Malcolm X Interview

Series Description

Series release date: C. 1960-1969

Program Description

“The special one-hour program was a brilliantly conceived examination of the racial crisis in America, illustrated through interviews with powerful Negro leaders of widely varying viewpoints. Brought together, in separate interviews, were the Rev. Martin Luther King, author James Baldwin, and Black Muslim leader Malcolm X. Under quiet, penetrating and perceptive probing by Dr. Kenneth Clark, a professor of psychology at City College of New York, these three seethed with emotions and ideas that were communicated with force and immediacy.” 1963.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


African Americans Interviews
Civil rights leaders
Black Muslims
African Americans Politics and government
Civil rights
Morganthau, Henry (Producer)
Barzyk, Fred (Director)
Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005 (Interviewer)
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 (Interviewee)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “Perspectives; Negro and The American Promise, The; Malcolm X Interview,” 06/24/1963, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE25740F38E943A0986F93AD4A03E425.
MLA: “Perspectives; Negro and The American Promise, The; Malcolm X Interview.” 06/24/1963. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE25740F38E943A0986F93AD4A03E425>.
APA: Perspectives; Negro and The American Promise, The; Malcolm X Interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE25740F38E943A0986F93AD4A03E425
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