Malcolm X’s Legendary Speech: “The Ballot or the Bullet”

 

Listen to Malcolm X’s Legendary Speech: “The Ballot or the Bullet” (Detroit, April 12, 1964) On April 12, 1964, one month after splitting with the NOI, Malcolm X gave his “Ballot or the Bullet” speech at King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit. In the speech Malcolm X described how Blacks should fight for civil-rights in America. Malcolm X emphasizes the worth of voting as a solution to ending discrimination against Blacks. He addresses both the poor voting decisions and also the denial of legitimate voting rights to Blacks.

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