The 52 years that have passed since the winter’s day in which Malcolm X was cut down by an assassin’s bullet have not diminished his legacy or the power of his words. In fact, they have only grown in strength and what he represented has become more important than ever.

Some say Malcolm X may not have imagined the social political climate of today, while others may believe he predicted it spot on, but there’s no denying that he had his finger on the racial pulse of the country. These clips of him speaking outline the way he saw the racial direction of the nation.

Interview with CBS News’ Mike Wallace

Exposing “Modern Slavery”

On Self Defense

On Police Brutality

Denouncing Segregation and Racism