Malcolm X: During slavery, the same slave master who owned us put his last name on us to denote that we were his property. So that when you see a Negro today who’s named Johnson, if you go back in his history you’ll find that his grandfather or one of his forefathers was owned by a white man who was named Johnson. His name is Bunch, his grandfather was owned by a white man that was named Bunch.
My father didn’t know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from the slave master. The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery. The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought to America and made slaves, and then, the name of the slave master was given which we reject…
Interviewer: You mean you won’t even tell me what your father’s supposed last name was or gifted last name was?
Malcolm X: I never acknowledge it whatsoever.
see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’.
How come I didn’t know this
Also that crusty old white man called the named ‘gifted’. Jesus.
'GIFTED' Kill me
Always reblog Brother Malcolm
"They won’t even admit the knife is there."
Great so own I have to.try to sleep knowing there’s some damned.flying cockaroach scurrying about somewhere. :( halp!