Teaching Malcolm X: Popular Culture and Literacy
This text is a collection aimed at teachers in education who are working to multiculturalize the curriculum. She demonstrates how to use the speeches and writings of the controversial figure to promote critical literacy. The first portion of the book is primarlily for practitioners anxious to integrate Malcolm X into their curricula; latter chapters put the work into popul...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published December 7th 1995 by Routledge
(first published November 6th 1995)
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This book was published during a surge of popular interest in Malcolm X in the early 90s: Malcolm decorated t-shirts and posters, Spike Lee released X, and Blackside, Inc. produced Malcolm X: Make it Plain on PBS. In these various essays teachers, students, and scholars explain Malcolm as a folk hero, inspiration for students, and subject for instruction. It's simultaneously a philosophical and an empirical defense of the X craze: we know that Malcolm is important, now here's why it matters and...more