In 1964, the black revolutionary Malcolm X compared conditions in Africa to those in America. He said “Algeria was a police state. Any occupied territory is a police state. Harlem is a police state. The police in Harlem are like an occupying force. The same conditions that forced the noble people of Algeria to resort to terrorist-type tactics…those same conditions prevail in every Negro community in the United States.” Evaluate the historical importance of Malcolm’s claim, using Cabral’s article, Covington’s writing, The Battle of Algiers, and the Spook Who Sat by the Door. *Find two relevant quotes from each reading and use them to show that your arguments use supporting evidence drawn from the readings. **For two films The Battle of Algiers, and the Spook Who Sat by the Door, simply how these two films socially and politically affected Black Revolution and movement in the United States. ***What is the purpose of these essays? We seek an original argument. Please think carefully about what YOU want to say; do not just regurgitate. The second critical component of the essays is to demonstrate your understanding of the readings and to show me you know how to use quotes. Quotes should never be just put into your writing without explanation or discussion; each quote requires scrutiny, analysis. ****Do not use any outside sources. Use and cite Cabral’s article and Covington’s writing other wise points will be taken off.
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