Interview with Amiri Baraka
QUESTION 53
JUDY RICHARDSON:

And, again back to Malcolm, particularly since you mentioned that. What, OK, could you tell me again, what was your image of Malcolm, then, before he gets assassinated?

AMIRI BARAKA:

My image of him? I thought he was a maximum leader--

JUDY RICHARDSON:

I'm sorry, if you could mention Malcolm's name.

AMIRI BARAKA:

Malcolm X, I saw him as the maximum leader of the movement. I saw him as the spearhead, as the kind of, you know, really I think that sums it up, as the kind of leader, both inspirational and in terms of political, that he was the spearhead of the movement and the cutting edge of it.