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'Lost' Malcolm X speech discovered

DISCOVERY: 'Lost' Malcolm X speech found

A US student has found a 'lost' speech that civil rights leader Malcolm X delivered at Brown University in 1961.

Malcolm Burnley said he accidently discovered the 50-year-old recording while doing research for a fictional writing course at the school earlier this month.

Burnley told NPR.org: “So I went to the archives and started flipping through dusty compilations of student newspapers, and there was this old black-and-white photo of when Malcolm X came to speak."

He added: “There was one short article wri that corresponded to it, and very little else.”

It is believed that the civil rights activist visited the New York campus to deliver a speech on his political and religious views after an article was published about him in the school's newspaper.

In his hour-long address he outlined that black Americans should not wait for white Americans to offer them equality and should instead work "on our own people."

He said: “No, we are not anti-white. But we don’t have time for the white man. The white man is on top already, the white man is the boss already. He has first-class citizenship already."

"So you are wasting your time talking to the white man. We are working on our own people," he added.

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