Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power


by Jack Barnes

The foundations for the explosive rise of the Black liberation struggle in the U.S. beginning in the mid-1950s were laid by the massive migration of Blacks from the rural South to cities and factories across the continent, drawn by capitals insatiable need for labor power and cannon fodder for its wars. Malcolm X emerged from this rising struggle as its outstanding single leader. He insisted that colossal movement was part of a worldwide revolutionary battle for human rights. A clash between those who want freedom, justice, and equality and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.”

Drawing lessons from a century and half of struggle, this books helps us understand why it is the revolutionary conquest of power by the working class that will make possible the final battle for Black freedom and open the way to a world based not on exploitation, violence, and racism, but human solidarity. A socialist world.

Includes four photo sections and over 130 photographs and drawings, authors introduction, index, glossary.

Paperback | 400 pages | Pathfinder Press; 1st edition | 2010

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