Genius (2017) s04e01 Episode Script



And I say segregation now,
segregation tomorrow,
and segregation forever.

SHABAZZ: Red or blue?
MALCOLM X: Neither.
So I had three choices?
SHABAZZ: Uh-hmm.
CORETTA: None of this would
have been possible without you.
KING JR.: Well, they
haven't passed it yet
and Senator Thurmond
is doing all that he
can to make sure it never happens.
CORETTA: We should invite
the Senator to Montgomery.
Show him what happens
to those who fight on
the side of "never."
SHABAZZ: Are you sure you
wanna go through with this?
These people will try
to run you out of town.
MALCOLM X: Well, you know I don't run.
SHABAZZ: Then walk fast.
Be careful.
CORETTA: All that has been sacrificed,
that we sacrificed,
it'll all be worth it today.
KING JR.: Half these folks
don't believe the things they're
saying and the other half
don't know what to believe.
CORETTA: Well, you better
hurry up and help them decide.
MALCOLM X: Don't answer
the door while I'm gone.
KING JR.: Don't leave the
room until I come back.
REPORTER: Malcolm, what do
you think of the Senate debate?
MALCOLM X: Well, the debate's a
con game threatening to provoke
a race war if the
government's not serious about
civil rights enforcement.
REPORTER: Do you support
changes to the bill?
the bill should be passed
exactly as written with no changes.
But the struggle for
Black equality won't end.
You can't legislate goodwill.
REPORTER: Are you suggesting
that people fear many
of your views?
I'm not surprised that
some may fear the truth,
but my two eldest
daughters sit either side of me
on the couch when I show
them my butterfly collection.
I ask them if anyone should fear me.
REPORTER: You have a
butterfly collection?
MALCOLM X: Oh, yes.
I admire the butterfly.
They start off crawling,
clinging to life,
moving slowly in the dirt
hoping not to be stepped on.
Then one day they are
transformed into something
beautiful that can fly
without limitations.
Now, isn't that something
truly revolutionary?
There's a lesson in that
if you're willing to learn.
REPORTER: Dr. King, how do you
respond to Senator Thurmond
threatening to filibuster
the Civil Rights Bill?
KING JR.: Well, I'm here
today doing this critical debate
to convince his fellow
senators to do otherwise.
But I assure you,
we will not be content
even after this bill is passed.
The failure to pass the
bill would thrust our nation
into a dim horizon of social turmoil.
REPORTER: Are you suggesting
it might be violence if
the bill is defeated?
KING JR.: Realism impels
me to admit that if the bill
is not passed,
it'll be harder to keep
the struggle disciplined.
MALCOLM X: Reverend.
KING JR.: Minister.
MALCOLM X: I've been hoping
for this day for a long time.
We meet at last.
KING JR.: It seems
like we've attracted quite
a bit of attention.
What makes me think
you may have invited them?
I'm sure they must be
here for you, Doctor.
One thing's for certain,
you're now going to be investigated.
KING JR.: Well, I have
it on good authority.
My file is already
much larger than yours.
MALCOLM X: Who do you
think this is going to
hurt more, you or me?
KING JR.: I imagine it's
unlikely to aid
either one of us.
MALCOLM X: Well, then
let's keep them guessing.
KING JR.: Amen to that.
MALCOLM X: All praise to Allah.
We should do this again sometime.
KING JR.: Absolutely.
LITTLE: A people
without the knowledge of
their culture, history,
or origin, is like a tree
without the root.
Those are the words of the
Honorable Marcus Garvey.
Organizer of our first
Black nationalist movement.
Who taught us that Black
skin isn't a badge of shame.
But a symbol of glorious
symbol of national greatness.
LITTLE: 30, 60, 90 years from now,
do you think that
America will ever fully
embrace the Black man?
- ALL: No.
LITTLE: Uh-uh, as long
as Negroes live in America,
our masses will suffer,
lives of ruin, heartache, despair.
We must unite, build,
protect a land of our own.
We do not fight for ourselves,
we fight for our children.
MAN: Right.
LITTLE: We have one destiny.
Before you leave here tonight,
make sure you sign up for the
Universal Negro
Improvement Association.
Be a part of the
largest movement of Negroes
in the world!
ALL: Yeah!
LITTLE: What do you say, Malcolm?
MALCOLM: Africa for the Africans,
at home and abroad!
ALL: Yes!
Africa for the Africans,
at home and abroad!
Africa for the Africans,
at home and abroad!
KING SR.: There are some
that would have us believe
that we don't belong here.
WOMAN: Uh-hmm.
KING SR.: That we
should just pack on up and
go back to Africa!
And some of the people who
believe this look just like you.
They look just like me.
MAN: Yeah.
KING SR.: I don't know about y'all,
but I ain't going nowhere.
ALL: That's right.
KING SR.: America was built
on the backs of our people
during 400 years of free labor!
400 years of our blood.
400 years of our sweat.
400 years of our
tears baked into the soil!
I had an uncle named Martin
and another one named Luther.
So in their honor and
in keeping with the
wishes of my father,
I'm changing my name to Martin Luther.
As well as yours.
ALBERTA: Are you sure
you're not doing this because
of your trip to Berlin when
you came back all excited about
the land of Martin Luther?
KING SR.: Don't matter why,
just matters that I
made the decision to do it.
ALBERTA: All his friends
know him as Mike.
KING SR.: Now they
can know him as Martin.
MICHAEL: But I don't
wanna change my name.
I like Michael.
DELIA: Shouldn't he have
some say in the matter?
KING SR.: Did he have
a say the first time?
New name denotes a new identity.
Disciple Peter got rebranded
by Jesus Christ himself.
ALBERTA: I named him
after the Archangel.
KING SR.: My son will
have the same name that I
have chosen for myself.
I haven't given you
permission to leave the table.
MICHAEL: May I be excused?
KING SR.: After today's service,
maybe we go get some ice cream?
You know what kind you want, Martin?
Martin, I am speaking to you.
And I know you can hear me.
Also know you're upset.
And you have a right to be.
I'm sorry about that.
I want you to feel proud
that you're sharing my name,
but it's not for me.
The name is for you.
KING SR.: The moment you were born,
I knew that God had given
me a son who was destined
for great things.
You should have a name
that reflects that.
MICHAEL: What am I
gonna tell my friends?
KING SR.: I can tell
them how special the name is
if that'll help.
Is there a problem?
MICHAEL: All my friends
are afraid of you.
KING SR.: Well, I guess I
can come across as a bit, uh

MALCOLM: Can we get some food?
It's free.
LITTLE: We will never
stand in a soup line.
We will never accept charity
as long as we have land to
tend to our needs.
MALCOLM: Yes, sir.
Do you always believe
the words you preach?
LITTLE: I believe in
telling people the truth.
No matter what, even if
they don't wanna hear it.
You are my seventh child, hmm.
Now, the number seven
has a magical power.
You will do more and
accomplish more than everyone
in that line.
You, you wanna do things
I could only dream of.
All right?
MALCOLM: Uh-hmm.
Trois plus trois égal á six ♪
Quatre plus quatre égal huit ♪
Cinq plus clinq égal dix ♪
LOUISE: Malcolm, do you
know why it is important
to be unafraid?
MALCOLM: I think I do.
LOUISE: Not enough to think.
Need to know.
Are any of you afraid?
ALL: No.
LOUISE: No? Not even when I do this!
LITTLE: Education's
supposed to be serious!
ANDREWS: You're living
in a Whites only area.
You understand that?
DANIELS: He don't know what
a Whites-only covenant means,
do you, boy?
LITTLE: Don't come to my home and.
LOUISE: I know what it means, boy.
I can defend it in four languages.
In Spanish, it means
significa contrato o arreglo
or sav le di kontra oswa antant
in Creole.
Have a good night, hab ah gud evenin.
That’s Patois.
DANIELS: Since you can't
control your woman,
maybe we should be
dealing with her from
now on instead of you.
LOUISE: Baby, I'm sorry.
LITTLE: Malcolm.
LOUISE: Oh, no! Oh, God!
LITTLE: Get the children!
LOUISE: Go! Run, run, run!
Babies, go!
Wilfred! Please. Come. Run, run!
Run out!
Run, run, run.
Missy, come, come.
Oh, Lord ♪
Through the pain ♪
Oh, and through the stress ♪
I know somehow ♪
It has to get better, yeah, yeah ♪
Sometimes you get left, yeah ♪
Left with nothing at all ♪
Oh still, I know, I know it will ♪
So I'll run, run ♪
LOUISE: Don't go out, babe, please.
I have seen something bad happening.
LITTLE: I can't pay no attention to
your premonitions, Louise.
I gotta go to town and show
these people I ain't afraid.
LOUISE: But, Earl.
Earl. Earl, please, Earl, please.
When you took my heart ♪
Oh, you know you took my soul ♪
I wonder how could
the world be so cold ♪
Oh, but I'm reminded
of something old, uh, ♪
that the bible says
that one day death ♪
I got faith in miracles ♪
Yeah ♪
Faith that I would be all right, ♪
Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
As I come and as I go ♪
Faith to believe
that His word is true ♪

ELLA MAE: I was his favorite
when he was married to my mom.
MALCOLM: I'm his favorite now.
Was his favorite.
ELLA MAE: I'm Ella Mae, your sister.
You should come visit me.
MALCOLM: Where do you live?
- ELLA MAE: Boston.
- MALCOLM: Where's that?
ELLA MAE: Not here.
ARNOLD: And if elected
class president,
every Friday I'll bring my
mother's homemade cookies.
Thank you.
MALCOLM: As class
president, I'll make sure,
I'll make sure that
everyone gets a chance to be
in the front of the
line when we go to lunch.
I'll create a system where we rotate.
And if we have a test coming up,
I'll help organize study groups.
And lastly, if elected,
I'll make sure Arnold
doesn't bring homemade cookies
because last time, they were nasty.
Sorry, Arnold.
MR. OSTROWSKI: All right.
Thank you.
The new seventh-grade class
president is Malcolm Little.
Come on, up, Malcolm.
Congratulations, you
should be very proud.
MALCOLM: Thank you.
what do you wanna be when
you grow up?
MALCOLM: A lawyer.
MR. OSTROWSKI: No, Malcolm,
you're good with your hands.
Carpenter is a great
job for your people.
Obviously, being a lawyer
is no goal for a nigger.
All right.
Let's talk about our test
on Friday and your essay.
MALCOLM: Ella Mae, it's me,
your brother Malcolm.
Listen, I don't know what to do.
They took our home away.
JUDGE CARR: The court rules
you are in violation of the
city's White Only covenant.
MALCOLM: They took away my mother.
LOUISE: No, no, wait, no, no.
- LOUISE: Malcolm.
MALCOLM: Theres nothing
here for me anymore.
You think I could still
come stay with you?
ELLA MAE: Hmm, go ahead.
Go in that candy store
and go buy something.
And when the cashier
gives you your change,
you tell him you gave him a
$10 bill with your name on it.
MALCOLM: But this isn't a $10 bill.
ELLA MAE: Uh-hmm, trust me.
CASHIER: Something wrong, boy?
MALCOLM: I gave you a 10.
CASHIER: You think I can't
tell a difference between
a dollar and a ten?
MALCOLM: My mother had me
sign it in case I lost it or,
some dishonest man tried to cheat me.
Go ahead and check.
CASHIER: I ain't got
time for foolishness.
What's your name?
MALCOLM: Malcolm Little.
ELLA MAE: This is only the beginning.
OFFICER: Hey, you, stop!
Hey, hold it right there!
Stop running!
Why didn't you stop?
MALCOLM: Hey, hey, hey,
hey, hey, get off him!
OFFICER: Back the hell up, boy!
ELLA MAE: Sorry, officer, sorry.
He don't know no better.
MALCOLM: I don't know no better?
ELLA MAE: What the
hell were you thinking?
I got all this stuff on me!
You risked us both getting busted!
MALCOLM: So I'm supposed
to pretend like I don't see
what I saw?
It wasn't right!
ELLA MAE: And your
skinny little black ass is
gonna make it right?
MALCOLM: I'm not afraid of them.
Our daddy took on the Klan.
ELLA MAE: And where did that get him?
These people up here don't
need sheets and hoods!
You wanna be like our
daddy or you wanna be alive?
You're a smart kid Malcolm,
but you need to learn something.
There's only two kinds
of people in this world.
Those who hustle and
those who get hustled.
The sooner you realize
that the better.
It don't mean a thing
if it ain't got that swing ♪
SANFORD: Woo, my man, Red.
It don't mean a thing
all you've gotta do is swing ♪
MALCOLM: Smooth.
SANFORD: Yes, sir.
It makes no difference
if it's sweet or hot ♪
Just keep that rhythm, ♪
Give it everything you've got ♪
It don't mean a thing ♪
If it ain't got that swing ♪
SANFORD: Hey, Red.
What you think about this hat, man?
MALCOLM: Oh, yes, sir.
- SANFORD: Uh-hmm.
- MALCOLM: Yes, sir.
SANFORD: What you think?
- MALCOLM: You like it?
- SANFORD: Come on.
Next time, huh?
He looking right at us.
MALCOLM: I think it's time to go.
SANFORD: Watch that
baby shine in the light.
That's real deal gold.
MALCOLM: Hey, man, we
can do better than this.
- SANFORD: Better?
- MALCOLM: Yeah.
I've been casin' this mansion
just outside the city.
Rich White folks that
live there are never home,
it's easy money.
SANFORD: Easy get a lot
of people killed.
'Sides, you keep goin'
against these White folks,
you're gonna get hurt.
MALCOLM: White folks can't
do a damn thing to hurt me more
than they already have.
SANFORD: Red, you fly
too close to the sun.
MALCOLM: You don't need to join us.
SANFORD: I'm just
tellin' you as a friend.
This feels like a mistake.
MALCOLM: And I'm telling
you I don't need no friends.
You're either a hustler
or you're getting hustled.
Least I figured out which one I am.
Can you say the same?
Oh, no one to talk with, by myself ♪
No one to walk with,
I'm happy on the shelf ♪
Misbehavin', savin'
my love for you ♪
MALCOLM: Let's go!
I know for certain the one I love ♪
I'm through with flirtin', ♪
You that I'm
thinkin' of misbehavin' ♪
Savin' my love oh baby,
love for you ♪
Like Jack Horner in the corner ♪
ALBERTA: Martin, your
father and I are attending a
fundraiser at Spelman.
We need you to help momma
set up the Woman's Day event
at Mount Olive Church today.
MARTIN: But today's the
last day of the fair.
Everyone will be there.
KING SR.: Family comes first.
Now you do as we tell you.
MAN: All right folks, step right in.


- KING SR.: What was that?
- ALBERTA: What?
- KING SR.: Oh, no.
- ALBERTA: Oh, God, Martin!
KING SR.: No, no, no,
no, no, no, Martin.
Martin, no.
Son, can you hear me?
ALBERTA: Is he okay?
- KING SR.: We need an ambulance.
- ALBERTA: Is he breathing?
KING SR.: Alberta, get an ambulance.
Please call an ambulance.
ALBERTA: Yes, yes, yes.
KING SR.: Martin? Martin, look at me.
Oh, Lord.
DOCTOR: Your son's
extremely fortunate.
ALBERTA: Then he's
going to be all right?
DOCTOR: From any physical injuries.
But a suicide attempt is a warning.
I can refer you to someone who.
ALBERTA: No, thank you, doctor.
But our son is quite strong,
and he just needs rest.
MARTIN: What does the
Constitution mean to me?
A 15-year-old Negro who
in my brief life has known
the heartache of being denied
the tranquility once promised.
What does it mean to my father
who prays with his congregation
so that justice may be
established for all one day?
What did it mean to my grandmother
Who in her entire
life never secured the
blessings of liberty,
and yet taught me
that a more perfect union
was still possible?
My heart soars beyond the
clouds with the promise of hope,
encouraged by the lessons of Lincoln,
and inspired by the word of God,
that this country shall one
day tear down the final wall
to perfect freedom.
And I, standing aside my brothers,
finally claiming my
rightful lineage and
keeping my head high,
may march alongside the Saxon,
a Negro, and still a man!
MAN: Yes.
MISS BRADLEY: It'll always be
a reminder of this special day.
You should be very proud, Martin.
MARTIN: Thank you, Miss Bradley.
I'll keep it in a special place.
BUS DRIVER: You two need
to give up your seats.
MARTIN: We were here first.
Miss Bradley, you
know this isn't right.
I'm not getting up.
we have to obey the law.
We have no choice.
Do as he says.
MARTIN: At least allow
my teacher to sit.
BUS DRIVER: She ain't no
different than you or any
other colored person.
You two can get up or
you can get off my bus and
walk the 90 miles back to Atlanta.
we'll do as you ask.
It's all right, Martin.

HANDY: When is this
meeting going to start?
I'm giving him two more minutes.
HANDY: Ooh, maybe a few more
minutes won't hurt.
KING JR.: Crank y'all's
neck any harder and you'll
need to see a doctor.
Our Royal Majesty has arrived.
Everyone please, please,
a round of applause.
KING JR.: Why are you always
starting something, W.T.?
HANDY: I'm not starting nothin',
other than this meeting we have.
KING JR.: Hmm.
HANDY: Which shoulda
started five minutes ago.
KING JR.: Shut up.
ALL: Oooh.
KING JR.: So I propose
we formalize our group and
call ourselves the
Dialectical Society.
Our purpose will be to analyze
and debate philosophical and
theological ideas as they
relate to our situation in the
United States.
HANDY: It's just us.
Why you trying to be all formal?
We know the real reason
you created this group.
So you can get more women.
KING JR.: Can we return
to resolving the problems
of the world,
philosophically, socially,
and in the theological realm?
And for your information,
I don't need to organize
this group to get women.
POWELL: You sound like an angel.
CORETTA: Angels don't have
to try so hard to stay on key.
POWELL: You remember
the theology student I
told you about?
CORETTA: The one you told me
about five times or was it six?
POWELL: Well, he's making
quite a name for himself as
one of the most eligible
bachelors in Boston.
They say when he gives a sermon,
the whole chapel shakes
from floor to ceiling.
CORETTA: Well, that is a
sign that God's not happy.
POWELL: Well, you
probably won't be either.
I slipped him your telephone
number and he wants to
see you tonight.
When we spoke on the phone,
I hadn't imagined you to be so young.
How are your doctoral studies coming?
KING JR.: Well, my
dissertation is on the
Comparisons of the Conceptions of God
in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and
Henry Nelson Wieman.
That's a fascinating subject.
CORETTA: I imagine it would be.
Didn't they both deny the
personality of God as well as
the possibility of
personal knowledge of him?
KING JR.: And I was under
the impression that you were
studying music.
How did you become so.
CORETTA: Intelligent for a woman?
KING JR.: Oh, no, I didn't,
I didn't mean that.
CORETTA: How's your steak?
What's wrong? You don't like it?
KING JR.: If anyone ever
doubted the existence of God,
they need only to look at you.
All such beauty could not be
the result of an accident.
And well, that smile could
never be left to mere chance.
CORETTA: Oh, my!
Have you used that line before?
- KING JR.: Many times.
- CORETTA: And has it worked?
KING JR.: Always.
But I've never wanted it to
work as much as I do now.
I think you should know that
I'm a man who doesn't need
a lot of time to know what he wants.
And you have everything I
have ever wanted in a wife.
CORETTA: A wife?
KING JR.: Yes.
There are four things I
require in a wife,
character, personality,
intelligence, and beauty.
You have them all.
CORETTA: Martin, I'm flattered,
but I'm not looking for a husband.
I have my studies to consider,
my singing,
and working to one day perform at the
Metropolitan Opera House.
KING JR.: And I'll be right there,
cheering you on.
You're looking at a man on mission.
And it starts with seeing you again.
CORETTA: You're too young
to be in such a rush.
I think God would
forgive you for taking a
break every now and then.
KING JR.: You know, there was
a time after my grandmother's
death when God and I were
not on the best of terms.
CORETTA: And are you now?
KING JR.: How could I
not believe or want to be in
His Good Grace?
But I know I'll never stop
questioning my duty to God.
Suppose that makes me
a work in progress.
CORETTA: Well, Martin King,
I believe you're going to do
great things in God's world.

REGINALD: The other night,
momma's favorite song,
"Ain't Misbehavin'"
was playing on the radio.
You remember when Daddy
and Momma were dancing
to that song,
and she begged him not to sing?
And he said.
MALCOLM: "But Louise,
you love my singin'."
REGINALD: And she said,
"Earl, I love it
BOTH: "When you stop."
REGINALD: You should
write to everyone.
I know they'd love to hear from you.
MALCOLM: You know what
they called me when I
first got here?
They thought I didn't
believe in anything.
There's always
something worth believing in.
Our parents taught us that.
And no one is going to
judge you, Malcolm,
especially family.
MALCOLM: I hurt a lot of people.
I can't even remember them all.
I don't even know what
it is I was looking for.
REGINALD: I've joined
the Nation of Islam.
So have Wilfred and
Philbert, most of the family,
even Ella Mae.
There's this messenger, the
Honorable Elijah Muhammad,
who leads us.
He reminds me of our father
and believes in self-reliance,
and self-esteem that
empowers black people.
MALCOLM: And you believe him?
REGINALD: Some of it.
But he has the same power
as Daddy, can make you listen,
can make you change.
Maybe he can help
you find whatever it was
you're looking for.
MALCOLM: I doubt it.
REGINALD: Give it a chance, please.
As-Salaam-Alaikum, Malcolm.
MALCOLM: What the hell does that mean?
REGINALD: You'll know in time.
I've been waiting, ♪
Waiting for my own messiah ♪
I've been waiting for a sign ♪
I've been running ♪
Running from my own desires ♪
Oh, I'm running out of time ♪
No more standing
still before the light, ♪
Waiting the tide ♪
No more standing by ♪
I'll run a mile till we collide ♪
No more standing
still before the light, ♪
Waiting the tide ♪
No more standing still, ♪
I'll run a mile till we collide ♪
Jericho's falling down ♪
Jericho's falling down ♪
Jericho's falling down ♪
Jericho's falling down ♪
Ooh ♪
MALCOLM: You got me!
Ooh ♪
Ooh ♪
Ooh ♪

MALCOLM: "And those who
believe and do righteous deeds,
we will surely remove
from them their misdeeds,
will surely reward them
according to the best of what
they used to do."
MUHAMMAD: Dearest Malcolm,
Brother Reginald
has regaled me with stories of
your education while in
prison and I want you to know
I admire your thirst
for the true knowledge of the
Black man through Islam.
We are Kings,
ordained by Allah himself.
We are not prisoners.
The Black prisoner has
symbolized White society's
crime of keeping Black men
oppressed and ignorant.
To defeat this, we will need courage,
courage you are showing now.
The Nation of Islam teaches
our people the true knowledge
of who we are.
It is then and only then,
the Negro in America
shall understand themselves and
the world they inhabit.
For it is he who is not aware
in the knowledge of self,
that is the true prisoner.
GUARD: No wonder you need these.
What you readin' all
this stuff for anyway?
MALCOLM: Prison debate
team is going up against some
Ivy League students.
Need to prepare.
You know, you should put
some money in us to win.
GUARD: You couldn't debate my ass.
And debatin' ain't gonna
get you out of here.
MALCOLM: You ever consider
maybe you're the one in prison?
MAN: The mere threat of
imprisonment is not
a sufficient restraint.
However, the death penalty is
a uniquely potent deterrent for
potentially violent offenders.
MALCOLM: Our distinguished
friends on the other side
surely realize that our team
consists of the downtrodden,
comprised of mere grade
school and junior high dropouts.
And yet, we have managed
to remain undefeated
for six straight years.
ALL: Yes, yes. Right.
MALCOLM: Now, I raise
this to point out that as long
as there is breath, there is hope.
ALL: Yes.
MALCOLM: Even for the most despised.
INMATE: Yes. Yeah, that's right.
MALCOLM: Deterrence
from mandatory death,
when a White person
murders a Black one,
has never been
explored in this country.
MALCOLM: Race disparities in
capital punishment are evident
for there have been several
Black lives extinguished when
convicted of murdering White people.
ALL: Yes.
MALCOLM: So the assumption
that an immoral system can then
lead the way in instituting
justice is preposterous.
INMATE: Right.
MALCOLM: No, sir. No, sir.
You out of your mind!
INMATE: Heck, no.
MALCOLM: Instituting a fair
and just process would require
almost perfect detective forces,
incorruptible police, and judiciary,
juries unswayed by
human emotion and prejudice.
And a stern, un-pardoning.
MALCOLM: Policy regardless
of race, influence,
or station in life.
INMATE: Yes, yes, yes.
MALCOLM: Now, should these
impossible conditions be met,
they would result in such a
large number of executions that
the defenders of the death
penalty would stand aghast.
INMATE 2: Sure would.
MALCOLM: I imagine even our
Princeton guests would become
pale from the experience.
ALL: Malcolm! Malcolm!
Malcolm! Malcolm!
Malcolm! Malcolm!
Malcolm! Malcolm!
KING JR.: I remember being
forced to ride the back of a
bus so a White passenger could sit.
Feeling the stares of
contempt from men and women
who claimed to be Christians.
But there's no basis
in the Constitution or in
the Bible for treating
Negroes less human
than anyone else.
STUDENT: Laws that
separate and divide us are
not only unjust,
they are immoral and change
undoubtedly has to come.
The way I see it though,
the most important component
we must all have is patience.
KING JR.: Patience?
Patience is something Negroes
in this country do not have.
MALCOLM: Dear Holy Apostle,
it took you to teach me
that I was in prison long before
the iron gates closed on my life.
When those gates finally open,
my freedom won't come
because of my release.
It'll come because of the
gift you've given to me.
MUHAMMAD: "A gift I will
cherish with my life and
my devotion to you.
There will be no sacrifice
too great for me to make
in your service.
Thank you for helping
me find my purpose."
KING JR.: Dear Father,
as I considered the
science behind the human race,
I began to see how our
destructive nature causes us
to justify our impulses.
As I considered the flaws
of history and how a man's
disposition can be devastating,
I began to see the
deepest corners of fault
and error in our impulses.
KING SR.: "I came close to
losing my faith more than once.
Doubting how God
could allow so much pain,
destruction, and evil.
But as you've told me many times,
God tests before he rewards,
and faith is never a convenient thing.
So I go out to this world
still uncertain and alone,
but willing to give my life
for a cause greater than myself.
And like Abraham,
willing to make whatever
sacrifice is required
in service to God.
Your son, ML."
The beat is ready and I ride it ♪
When I come around, they excited ♪
They all want a key to the garden, ♪
So I put it up and I
light it, light it ♪
Tell me how you like it ♪
Get me on the wheel, I'ma drive it ♪
But they wanna raise
up the mileage ♪
Well, I don't like to
turn my back and so I work ♪
And give back ♪
Me I just try to dey my lane ♪
I got the gang behind now ♪
Listen when they call,
they call my name ♪
I found the voice within me ♪
No man can curse what God has made ♪
So I can beat your pain ♪
When the dark is closing in,
see they want to love me now ♪
When they tried to take me down, ♪
We'll be flying off the ground ♪
REGINALD: As-Salaam-Alaikum.
MALCOLM: Wa-Alaikum-Salaam.
This is the mind,
this is the light ♪
This is the time, this is the way ♪
I see the dream coming before me ♪
I've been the one,
don't have to say it ♪
This is the vibe,
don't need to fake it ♪
Seeing the world, living beyond it ♪
This is the key, so I can save you ♪
Well, I don't like to turn my
back so I work and give back ♪
Me I just try to dey my lane ♪
Got the gang behind now ♪
Listen when they call,
they call my name ♪
So let me beat your pain ♪
When the dark is closing in,
see they want to love you now ♪
When they tried to take you down, ♪
We'll be flying off the ground ♪
When the world is going out
when the earth is falling in ♪
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
Their heat is getting cold,
their eyes are slowly closing,
Their chains they cannot
hold me under the open sky ♪
They're looking for a way,
but I will keep you safe ♪
Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah ♪
Na, na, na. Na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na. Na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na ♪
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