Shots to his body by three members of the Nation of Islam ( Mini bio: Malcolm-X). The members were convicted with murder. Malcolm fought to obtain independence for african americans. He achieved that goal by african americans getting independence in the late 60’s and early 70’s. In summary, Malcolm-X got assassinated but all of his achievements and goals made a huge impact on the world.
Not long after moves onto books, devouring them at a relentless pace, Malcolm X became so engrossed with reading that he begins breaking curfew rules just to continue reading by using the light outside of his cell. He has a thirst for information that only
The book that I read entitled The Autobiography of Malcolm X written by Alex Haley. The book was a collaborative effort between the author and Malcolm X himself. Malcolm X would spend hours with Haley narrating his life events from his childhood and even till the day before he died, Malcolm X spoke shortly with Haley. “But people are always speculating – why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth, must be reviewed.
Malcolm X, a very vocal leader for African Americans, was prevalent during the 1960s; however, after his hajj, a religious obligation that every Muslim must fulfill that involves a pilgrimage to their holy city of Mecca, he began to change his views away from The Nation of Islam (NOI), a section of Islam that had a radical focus toward the African American Civil Rights movement and its structure was based on Islamic elements. Malcolm X was known for his extremist views that did not condemn violence and his support for separation. One can easily see the views in which X held by comparing them to his foil: Martin Luther King, one of the most prominent African American civil rights leaders in American history. Malcolm held these radical views for the majority of his public life until his separation from the NOI and conversion to orthodox or mainstream Islam. Furthermore, Malcolm X did not see
Most of his philosophies regarding Black Nationalism are still relevant to current African-American society. Since the Blacks fight for equality is yet to be accomplished entirely, as well as their desires to advance further in America. Therefore, they ought to integrate some of the Malcolm X opinions into their beliefs. Also, Malcolm X speeches had a powerful impact on his audience who were mainly the Black Americas, and as a result, they felt that he better articulated their freedom and equality needs compared to the civil rights movement. He also used his powerful voice to empower the civil rights movements, and these impacts are still present in African Americans lives
Summary of "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X In his essay "Learning to Read" from the chapter "Saved" in Malcolm's Autobiography published in New York (Grove Press, 1965). Malcolm was born in Omaha, Nebraska and his father was a political activist on behalf of Marcus Garvey. After he and his family moved to East Lansing, Michigan, where his father was killed and his mother placed in a mental institution. he became an orphan and ended up on the streets of Detroit where he was known as "Detroit Red". Furthermore, Malcolm x was sent to jail where he was motivated to begin his homemade education by struggling to communicate with Elijah Muhammad and envying Bambi for his competence to assume control of the conversation and his stock of knowledge.
Malcolm in his autobiographical sketch says that when it was “lights out” he would read books and fake sleep if a guard walked by (X 3). Furthermore, both Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass had to struggle to be able to read. It was their desire for education that kept their dreams alive; however, Frederick Douglass thought that learning how to read was a sin and he should have killed himself (Douglas 27). To Malcolm X learning to read and write was one of his greatest accomplishments because it gave him clarity on the blindness, deafness, and dumbness that was afflicting the black race (X 6). In comparison, both advocated freedom for their people but in contrast Malcolm X wanted complete segregation from whites but Frederick Douglas wanted unity.
This journal article belabours the point that is also a common theme in “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”: Malcolm’s changing views on civil rights. Again as a result of his tumultuous childhood because of the “white man”, Malcolm generalizes all white people as essentially haters of blacks because of the negative experiences he’s had with them and the tragic ways they treated him. But, as he grows older and matures, Malcolm has the eye-opening experience of seeing people of all colors worship next to each other. This is an interaction between blacks and whites that creates a positive environment as an outcome. Because of this experience, Malcolm X becomes less resilient to the idea that people of all colors can coexist.
On November 10th 1963 Malcom X ( Muslim Civil Rights Activist) delivered a speech to many African Americans attending the Northern Negro Grass Roots Conference. This speech would help in the fight for African American rights. Here Malcom X demonstrated how African Americans were being oppressed and directly exposed racism. This speech is important to history because it began to encourage people to act instead of wait. In Malcom X's speech he wants to encourage African Americans to stand up for themselves and he is also stating action needs to be taken.
There is no doubt about the fact that Malcolm X believes in dealing with the dilemma of this racial prejudice in an aggressive manner. While reflecting back at his childhood, it seems that his beliefs and ideas are inspired by Marcus Garvey since his father himself was pro-Garveyism. Hence, most of Malcolm’s views at the moment are also seen to be revolving around the theory of separatism. To those who would listen, he has been preaching the idea of all white men being devils and how the blacks need to unite together to cause a revolt against their oppressors. And it is the fruit of all these ideas