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Quotation by Malcolm X
The day that the Black man takes an uncompromising step and realizes that he is within his rights, when his own freedom is being jeopardized, to use any means necessary to bring about his freedom or put a halt to that injustice, I don't think he'll be by himself.
Malcolm X (1925–1965), U.S. African-American leader. Oxford Union Society Debate, Dec. 3, 1964. Malcolm X Talks to Young People, ed. Steve Clark (1991).
The words "by any means necessary" became a rallying-call among radical movements since the 1960s.
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