The 1964 ‘Ballot or the Bullet’ speech by Malcolm X is the 7th greatest American speech of the 20th century [READ]

In 1964, Malcolm X delivered his famous Ballot or the Bullet speech at the Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio.

Regarded as the 7th greatest speech in the United States in the 20th century by 137 leading scholars of American public address, Malcolm X called on his fellow African-Americans to exercise their right to franchise in what was an election year with Lyndon B. Johnson, who took over as president after John F. Kennedy’s assassination emerging victorious. May 2019

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