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This portrait of Malcolm X is based on the book cover of his autobiography. The text is approximately the first page of the dictionary entries for the letters "A" through "X." It was inspired by his description in the book of copying the entire dictionary by hand when he was in prison.

Malcolm X
The Journey of a Thousand Miles (Portrait of Malcolm X)
Ink and pencil on paper
Paper: 25 7/8 x 19 inches: image: 17 7/8 x 11 inches