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Malcolm X Calls for Unity among Negroes

June 28, 1964 - Malcolm X called again tonight for unity among Negroes in their fight for civil rights.

He made the plea before about 600 persons at a membership-drive meeting of the Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom, 166th Street and Broadway. The organization is a recently formed black nationalist group.

He did not mention in his speech the presence in the city of Elijah Muhammad, the Black Muslim leader with whom he recently split. Asked to comment on Mr. Muhammad, Malcolm X replied:

“We all should band together and go to Mississippi. This is my closing message to Elijah Muhammad: Lead us against our enemy. Don’t lead us against each other.”

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