The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union: book discussion

Date and time

1 Dec 2014 17:15 to 18:30


The Oxford Union, St Michael's Street, OX1 3DU

Stephen Tuck (Professor of Modern History, Pembroke College) will discuss his new book with responses from:

Rodnell Collins (Malcolm X's nephew and Director of the Malcolm X House)

Selina Todd (Oxford historian and author of The People)

Hope Levy-Shepherd (Co-Chair of CRAE: Campaign for Race and Equality)

There will be a Q&A session following the panel discussion.

This event is free and open to all, not just Oxford Union members, but please register to ensure a seat by clicking here.

Pembroke alumni and students who wish to attend the private reception and buffet supper in College which follows this event should contact

Less than three months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at The Oxford Union—the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom, which regularly welcomed heads of state and stars of screen. Malcolm X, by contrast, was the global icon of race militancy. For many, he personified revolution and danger. Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the debate, this book brings to life the dramatic events surrounding the visit, showing why Oxford invited Malcolm X, why he accepted, and the effect of the visit on Malcolm X and British students.