Black America 1970

Both races as human beings [have] the obligation, the responsibility, of helping to correct America's human problems . . . In our mutual sincerity we might be able to show a road to the salvation of America's very soul.

—Malcolm X, shortly before his assassination, 1965

THE struggle between the races in America is indeed the struggle for the soul of a nation. Lately a lull seems to have descended on that struggle. Since Richard Nixon became President, he has deliberately muted the rhetoric of race. Until last week's pronouncement on school desegregation, he...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!