His actions and skills were thought of as remarkable. In 1968, he was about to join the BPP with a southside gang so that he can double the size of the BPP. On Dec 3, Hampton taught a political education course at a local church and afterwards him, his girlfriend, and a few other BPP members went back to his house. The police decided they were going to raid Hampton’s apartment on December 4. The raid was led by Cook County State 's Attorney Edward Hanrahan (Wikipedia.org).
To pass the time during his jail time. Malcolm X read constantly, getting any books from the prison library in an attempt make up for the years of education he had missed by dropping out of high school. Also while in prison he was visited by several siblings who had joined to the Nation of Islam, a small sect of black Muslims who embraced the idea of black nationalism, the idea that in order to secure freedom, justice and equality, black Americans needed to establish their own state entirely separate from white Americans. Malcolm X converted to the Nation of Islam while in prison, and upon his release in 1952 he abandoned his birth last name "Little," which he considered a relic of slavery, in favor of the surname "X"-a tribute to the unknown name of his African ancestors. Now a free man, Malcolm X traveled to Detroit, Michigan, where he worked with the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, to expand the movement 's following among black Americans nationwide.
Malcolm X was an African American man who joined the nation to islam. He was a symbol of the blacks. In his life he experienced difficult childhood and was in prison for six years. After he was transformed, he began to educate himself and was an active with the debate society. That is when he joined the nation of Islam .
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little became a drug dealer and thief after dropping out of the educational system. He later went to prison and after spending multiple years in the prison institution he developed a higher religious level of education from the nation of Islam. He immediately became a member and spoke their beliefs to the people. Malcolm later on found out the true colors of the organization and was unpleased with the actions they associated in. Malcolm X’s decision to break away from the nation of Islam and speak on his own beliefs and his efforts to encourage African American people to defend themselves at any means necessary against acts of racism, was no justification for his assassination.
This is when he changed his birth name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X. Later he had written,”Little was the name that the white slave master … had imposed upon paternal forebears” After his parole in 1952 his popularity grew and became the organization 's most influential leaders, and served as the public face of the controversial group for a dozen years. Malcolm rose quickly and became the prime minister of Temple 11 in Boston a temple in which he founded. He was then given the No. 7 Temple located in Harlem.
James Brown was known for many nicknames such as ‘’Soul Brother Number One’’, ‘’the Godfather of soul’’, ‘’the Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” “Mr. Dynamite” and even “the Original Disco Man.” As a child Brown picked cotton, danced for spare change, and would even shine people shoes. At the age of 16, Brown was caught and convicted for stealing, and he landed in reform school for three years. While incarcerated, Brown met Bobby Byrd, leader of gospel group that performed at his prison. While Brown tried semipro boxing and baseball, but a career-ending leg injury inspired Brown to pursue music fulltime.
In the movie “Friday” it displays a typical day in the ghetto and what obstacles two young black men had to go through just to get through one day. Ice Cube a famous American rapper from LA’s popular 90’s hip hop group NWA wrote this historic black comedic/drama film and along plays the main character Craig Jones. Craig plays the neighborhood hero after a chaotic day where he deals with bullies, his love life, annoying neighbors, and scary drug dealers. The film is based in south central LA in the mid 90’s where Craig and his best friend Smokey who is played by comedian/actor Chris Tucker find themselves in trouble after thinking it would be a typical Friday in the ghetto. Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back.
Do you know who Eric Wright (Eazy – E) is well if you don’t I’m here to tell you all about him? Eric Wright is an artist he dropped out of high school to become an drug dealer. His friends are Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Mc Ren, and DJ Yella. One day Eric went inside the club were Dr. Dre worked at and on Dr. Dre break he told Eric do he want to put some money into the rap business and he thought about it. The next couple days went by and they brought an group in because they couldn’t rap except for Ice cube into they quit and Dr. Dre help Eric rap and that’s how they came up with Ruthless and N.W.A which stand for Niggas With Attitudes.
When a federal injunction was put into place to prevent the protest without permission of the city, Martin Luther King Jr. persevered and decided to go on with the campaign. He got arrested for heading the demonstration and was in jail for eight days. When King heard of the eight clergymen who wrote a letter criticizing the direct action campaign, he began to write his well-known Letter from a Birmingham Jail. One of the tactics he uses to get people to agree with him is he uses emotion to get people’s attention. An example of this comes from paragraph eleven in which the main focus is a lengthy sentence devoted to naming the struggles African Americans endured during that time.
I am a twenty-year-old college student that identifies as a Black American male because my ancestor are ascendants of slavery. As I reflect on my choice in music, I discovered how my life experiences, family history, location, and social circle influenced my selection. The strongest influence on my musical preference is my family and out very interesting history. My mom was raised in a very urban part of Atlanta, she watched both of her parents be addicted to drugs and even witnessed her own brother be shot to death. As a result, my mom sheltered my brothers and I from anything that we steered us from the path that she considered “greatness.” She went above and
Philip Randolph was one of the most influential African American leaders of the twentieth century during his time. He was born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida, and spent his early years in during his life in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1907 he was selected as valedictorian from the cook men Institute. He actually moved to Harlem in 1911 and worked as the elevator operator while he was taking courses at a City College of New York and New York University. A. Philip Randolph first planned to March on Washington during 1941 to protest against governmental hiring practices that forbid African-Americans from the federal employment.
Then in November of 2009 during when he was just planning to release another album, Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months in jail for violating his probation that came off the 2006 assault case. After he served his time Gucci stayed away from trouble focusing more on his rapping career. From 2009-2010 he was a major label success, performing in a lot of songs and remixes. He is continuing to make more music with many famous rappers, and he will probably continue to until he can 't rap anymore. Gucci Mane is an important rapper, because he has changed people 's views on rap music, and he has given rap music a new
One historic example of racial bias in the police force is Dr.King 's march from Selma. In Marion, Alabama on February 18, a group of peaceful demonstrators were attacked by white segregationists. During this attack one of the younger demonstrators, Jimmie Lee Jackson, was killed by a state trooper. In response, Dr Martin Luther King led a 54 mile march early in 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama from Selma that lasted five days to the capital where many oppressed black citizens had been campaigning for voting rights including, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). On Sunday, March 7, 1965 protesters got ready to go to Montgomery but Alabama state police officers with weapons
That same year on May he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young man co-worker. He was sentenced for 10 years Iowa’s State Men’s Reformatory and at the same time Myers filed for divorce. Several months later more charges came to Gacy’s way because after hearing about his conviction, he hired a guy to beat the witness up which ending up backfiring. He only served 18 months for good behavior and released on parole in 1971. Moving to Chicago, Illinois was the place where he wanted to start a new life.