Things that made me laugh today, and some that have intrigued me.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
"These chimpanzees get more recognition, respect & freedom in American than our people do," Malcolm X
The postcard, which will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on July 21, was sent by Malcolm X to his longtime friend, comedian Redd Foxx, in February 1964. Foxx was the stage name of John Sanford, whom Malcolm X famously referred to as “Chicago Red” in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. “Chicago Red was the funniest dishwasher on this earth,” wrote Malcolm X, who was nicknamed “Detroit Red” alongside his friend. On the back side of the postcard, which features a chimpanzee in a humorous pose, Malcolm X wrote: “One hundred years have passed since the Civil War, and these chimpanzees get more recognition, respect & freedom in American than our people do...even the monkeys that lead them have more sense than the monkeys that lead us.” Read more