The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union | University of Oxford

The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union

Stephen Tuck, Rodnell Collins, Selina Todd, Hope Levy-Shepherd
Event date
Event time
17:15 - 18:30
The Oxford Union
St Michaels' Street
Venue details

The Debating Chamber

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Less than three months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at The Oxford Union - the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom, which regularly welcomed heads of state and stars of screen. Malcolm X, by contrast, was the global icon of race militancy. For many, he personified revolution and danger. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the debate, Professor Stephen Tuck (Pembroke College) has written a new book which brings to life the dramatic events surrounding the visit, showing why Oxford invited Malcolm X, why he accepted, and the effect of the visit on Malcolm X and British students. This special event will see Professor Tuck discussing his book with a panel of speakers, as well as allowing time for audience questions. All welcome.