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Muslim leader calls Yorty liar at rally
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.; See image #00127769 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d033_f17_i21; H-12855.1 4x5
X, Malcolm,--1925-1965
Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.)
Park Manor Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Black Muslims--California--Los Angeles
African American civil rights workers--United States
African American political activists--United States
African Americans--Civil rights--United States
Auditoriums--California--Los Angeles
Audiences--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Public speaking--California--Los Angeles
Podiums--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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