Malcolm X Addressing Black Muslim Rally in Chicago by Gordon Parks (1963)

The photograph titled “Malcolm X Addressing Black Muslim Rally in Chicago” was captured by the artist Gordon Parks in the year 1963. In this black and white image, we see Malcolm X, the prominent African American activist, speaking at a rally. He stands behind a microphone, and his right hand is raised in a gesture that suggests he is either making a point emphatically or gesturing to emphasize his speech. Malcolm X is wearing a dark suit with a lapel pin and glasses. The photograph conveys a moment of passionate oration and seems to capture the intensity and charisma for which Malcolm X was famous. The focus is on Malcolm X’s expression and gesture, which are central to the composition of the photograph.

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