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Malcolm X to Speak at New York's City College

Nov. 22, 1961 - Dr. Harry N. Rivlin, acting president of City College, said today he would not object if the Eugene V. Debs Club, a student organization, invited Black Muslim leader Malcolm X (pictured) to speak at the college. Malcolm X, who spoke at City College last year, was barred from Queens College on Oct. 17. Nine days later, the Administrative Council of the City University announced a ban on Communist speakers. The Debs club plans to invite Malcolm X to appear Dec. 7 in a symposium on “Academic Freedom and the Ban.” Other speakers sought include Assemblyman Mark Lane of Manhattan and William Buckley, editor of the National Review.


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