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The Dashiki: The History of a Radical Garment

Dive into the unique history and revolutionary politics of the symbolic West African garment.

DIASPORA—The dashiki is clothing as politics.

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Malcolm X's Mecca Diary Travels

Gallery of Malcolm X's 1964 travels through Africa + news on his family suing to prevent the publication of his Mecca Diary by Third World Press.

In April 1964 Malcolm X set out on a historic pilgrimage from West and North Africa to Mecca. Among the African nations Malcolm X would go on to visit during a two or so month period (recounted in this Dec, 1964 interview with Bernice Bass) were Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania (back then Zanzibar and Tanganyika), Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, and Algeria. Throughout his travels he kept a diary, historicized as the Mecca Diary.

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