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The University of Rhode Island removed a partial quote by Malcolm X from the outside of its library building. Black students have been protesting the quote since it was first displayed in 1992, the Associated Press reported. They said that using the partial quote did not convey what Malcolm X said.
The inscription read, “My alma mater was books, a good library … I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”
The full quote, from The Autobiography of Malcolm X, says, “I told the Englishman that my alma mater was books, a good library. Every time I catch a plane, I have with me a book that I want to read—and that's a lot of books these days. If I weren’t out here every day battling the white man, I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity—because you can hardly mention anything I’m not curious about.”