Religion: 1961

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California Supreme Court rules against a Black Muslim prisoner who was denied access to the Q’uran and meetings with other Muslims, unlike prisoners of other faiths.

Malcolm X, a Black Muslim, is denied permission to speak on the U.C. Berkeley campus because administrators deem him a religious speaker; two years later, after protests by faculty and students, he is finally allowed to speak. 

See a 1963 interview with Malcolm X conducted at UC Berkeley.