Ossie Davis

A Quote by Ossie Davis

"Here - at this final hour, Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes - extinguished now, and gone from us forever.... Many will ask what Harlem finds to honor in this stormy, controversial and bold young captain - and we will smile. ...We will answer and say unto them, ‘Did you ever talk to Brother Malcolm? Did you ever really listen to him? ...For if you did you would know him. And if you knew him you would know why we must honor him.'"

Ossie Davis

Source: Ossie Davis, actor, in his eulogy at Malcolm X’s funeral; http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/about/quotes_about.htm

Contributed by: LaTanya

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