History and memory perform an intricate dance. At times they support one another, buttressing the other’s claims, collectively enriching our understanding of the past. At other times, they stand at odds, destabilizing even undermining the other’s claims to authority and authenticity. For African Americans, this dance is especially acute.
Malcolm X, FBI Files, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE
Leigh Raiford, 2011
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February 8, 2014