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on--certainly things like copies of your speeches and papers that
you've given me--I will give them to Oral History where they will be
put as an appendix to your transcript. Do you have any recollection
of how Malcolm broke into the college circuit the first time?
I don't know.
Ever hear anything about a Howard University debate between him
and Bayard Rustin?
No. I just know that I would invite him to my classes. I
enjoyed him and he enjoyed coming. He was a very intelligent man.
Thank you. These are--
From the memorial service.
From the memorial service. Mamie Phipps Clark.
Actually, I used to chide my classes because they used to ask
me a lot of questions, and raise comments about things I would say.
But they accepted passively, almost worshipfully (and these were
white students) anything Malcolm X would say in class, no matter how
preposterous it might seem to me. But he enjoyed being with young
people. He'd never gone to college himself, but he had a tremendous
respect for the intellectual process.
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