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Malcolm X on "The Negro and the American Promise"

Clip: Season 16 | 13m 7s

Malcolm X appears in Boston public television producer Henry Morgenthau III's "The Negro and the American Promise," alongside Martin Luther King and James Baldwin. After watching the segment a viewer wrote that he was shocked "that such a blatant display of racial prejudice could be aired."

Aired: 01/18/04

Rating: NR

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