These images of Malcom X speaking at a Los Angeles rally have just been added to the online collection. Below are a few images from the Valley Times coverage of the Nation of Islam in Los Angeles.
Photograph article dated May 21, 1962 partially reads, “Black Muslim leader Malcolm X denounced Mayor Samuel W. Yorty as a ‘professional liar’ Sunday in Los Angeles and called on a cheering Negro crowd to ‘come together against the common enemy.’ Flanked by the well-dressed, grim-faced suspects of the April 27 Muslim-police clash, Mr. X said: ‘Remember all of us are black. It’s not a Muslim fight – it’s a black man’s fight. We’re all catching hell from the same white men and we must get them off our back.'” Photograph was taken at Park Manor Auditorium, 607 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles by Jeff Goldwater.
Photograph was taken at Park Manor Auditorium, 607 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Malcolm X is shown indicating wound the unidentified man suffered after the clash between police officers and the Muslim men, May 21, 1962. Photo by Jeff Goldwater
Photograph article dated March 22, 1961 partially reads, “The leader of the Los Angeles branch of the national Muslim movement today denied that his group teaches either black supremacy or hatred of the white race. The group is ‘not anti-anything,’ he said. Minister John X., Pacoima resident and head of Mosque 27 in downtown Los Angeles, said a ‘lack of understanding’ has led groups like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to criticize the Muslims. The Muslim leader took the name ‘John X., after he arrived in Los Angeles from St. Louis and became interested in the Muslim movement four years ago, he said.”
Muslim Mosque, 13209 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima, March 27, 1961