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Introduction: Malcolm and Elijah (04:04)


Elijah Mohammad is the undisputed leader of the "Nation of Islam." Malcolm X becomes the voice of Black Muslims. This program will explore their relationship in "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." (Credits)

"When the Chickens Came Home to Roost": Two Leaders (03:30)

Muhammad warns Malcolm that others do not like his politics. Malcolm concentrates too much on the Civil Rights Movement. Muhammad flatters him.

"When the Chickens Came Home to Roost": Feeling Betrayed (03:50)

Malcolm confronts Muhammad about slander. Muhammad confesses he is tired of fighting and wants to move to Phoenix. On the radio, Malcolm elaborates about violence in America and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

"When the Chickens Came Home to Roost": Contradicting Orders (03:03)

Muhammad rebukes Malcolm for his comments on the radio about the assassination of Kennedy. Malcolm asserts his words were sympathetic and true, and claims Muhammad is jealous. Muhammad orders Malcolm silent for 90 days.

Silence for 90 Days (04:04)

In a television interview, Malcolm explains he is leaving the Nation of Islam to forge his own path. After his assassination, Muslim faithful compare Malcolm and Muhammad's relationship to that of Moses and Aaron. Peter Goldman displays photographs of Talmadge Hayer, Norman 3X Butler, and Thomas 15X Johnson.

Halim's First Televised Interview (07:16)

Mujahid Abdul Halim maintains that Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson were not involved in Malcom's assassination. He describes killing Malcolm.

Credits: Malcolm and Elijah (00:36)

Credits: Malcolm and Elijah

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Malcolm and Elijah

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Decades before Hollywood discovered this Academy Award winner, his 1982 performance on Tony Brown’s Journal as Malcolm X (the physical resemblance is stunning) marked the striving-actor Denzel Washington’s place in history. It was his first performance before a national audience, thanks to stage producer Woodie King, Jr. The New York Off-Broadway play produced by King revolves around the conflict between Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, and his verbal whip, Malcolm X. This program features that landmark performance.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL167306

Copyright date: ©1982

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