The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, pays tribute to the leader and activist of the Afro-descendant revolution of the United States, Malcolm X , 54 years after his assassination.
The message was posted next to a video by the Head of State on Twitter’s digital network @NicolasMaduro .
The audiovisual highlights a speech by the American activist: “It is time for us to open our eyes (…) We do not need anyone else to speak for us; see for us, fight for us. ”
It also details the struggles that Malcolm X fought for the rights of the African-American people, and the constant denunciations of the crimes committed by white-skinned citizens.
On February 27, 1965, about 600 people attended the funeral ceremony in the Harlem neighborhood (north of Manhattan). The American activist was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in Harstdale, New York City.
Rindo tributo al legado de Malcolm X, líder y activista de la revolución afrodescendiente contra el dominio supremacista de los EE.UU. A 54 años de su asesinato, los pueblos del mundo continúan luchando por la igualdad racial y la autodeterminación. https://t.co/u1L5gjl9es pic.twitter.com/vmCbC3qnf1
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) February 21, 2019
Translated by JRE/EF