Twitter Celebrates Malcolm X On What Would’ve Been His 92nd Birthday
Malcolm X, the beloved ’60s activist and revolutionary — who’s also a popular figure in hip-hop — would’ve been 92 years old today (May 19).
All day today people have been sharing photos and quotes from the late civil rights leader, and it’s easy to tell that his words affected all races, both genders and different generations.
Here are some of the quotes that were pulled by Twitter users.
“You don’t have to be a man to fight freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.”
And this one that captured Malcolm’s fiery side and his willingness to match force with force, which some of the civil rights leaders of his day were vastly against:
“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hands on you, send him to the cemetery.”
You can check out some other posts about the remarkable leader, el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz below.
"If Democracy means freedom then why aren't are people free."
— dayeenaB (@danyeena_) May 19, 2017
"You can't have capitalism without racism"
-Malcolm X (1964)
Think about that quote all day whether you're black, white, blue or purple
— Ocnrad (@Ocnrad) May 19, 2017
Today we celebrate our Shining Black Prince…el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Malcolm X❤❤.
Thanks for loving/fighting for us.
— Vern (@prissymagnolia) May 19, 2017
If you have no critics, you likely will have no success. ~ Malcolm X #HappyBirthday
— JuanOfAKind (@nitabug0423) May 19, 2017
"A Black man in America lives in a police state. He doesn’t live in any democracy. He lives in a police state.” – Malcolm X #MalcolmXDay
— Dronie Swag (@Delo_Taylor) May 19, 2017
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; But if someone puts his hands in you, send him to the cemetery" -Malcolm X
— charlie (@smugjitsu) May 19, 2017
Grace Jones, Malcolm X and Lorraine Hansberry were born on this day. Babies born today will be WOKE af. 😉 pic.twitter.com/xTesSbRewJ
— Nichelle Stephens (@niche) May 19, 2017
If Malcolm X was alive during these times, the mainstream "woke" blacks would be calling him an "ashy misogynist" and "hotep" ♂️
— Cis Lord Problematic (@WasDreadHeadBlu) May 19, 2017
If you know Malcolm X only as an angry Black man, you don't know him. He had joy in the midst of pain, smiled often, and was guided by love. pic.twitter.com/ihXTrTSyxe
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 19, 2017