American Experience

The Ballot or the Bullet

Clip: Season 6 | 2m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

Malcolm X called for an aggressive plan for black Americans to gain political power, and move toward total control of their communities. He started a voter registration drive and advocated black nationalism as an economic philosophy.

Aired: 01/26/94

Rating: NR

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