Malcolm Little Thesis Statement

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Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother and father were Earl and Louise little, at the time they couldn't have known how troublesome he would be, but at the same time he himself could never imagined that he would be a leader for the black society. Growing up Malcolm was a troublesome young boy he got into to mountains of trouble and ended up in jail. February 27th is when his life changed, he had started his ten year sentence in the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown. In jail he was nicknamed ¨Satan¨ because of his hostility towards the Christian religion. Later, he was shown by a man named Bembery, nicknamed Bimbi, about the religion as they slowly became friends. He had shown Malcolm how to read and he …show more content…

During that time, he had changed his point of view many times. During his finally speeches and interviews, he had talked about his new ideas and plans about how to find peace and settling things in the world of racial problems. He had matured over the years and started shifting away from violence. On February 21, 1965 Malcolm was preparing to give a speech in the Audubon Ballroom. He had said to a witness that he wasn't feeling too well but he couldn't go home, he had to speak. Malcolm had gotten up on stage but before he could say anything a gunshot were heard. That same witness had ran up to him and saw holes in his chest. Even the doctors that were right across the street would not come to help him and his body had to be put on stretcher and carried to the hospital. His whole way there he was guarded by bodyguards. Once he reached the hospital he was pronounced dead. His followers that were still there had attacked the men that shot Malcolm. Believing that Malcolm would have wanted them dead. They were given no mercy; the men were lying face down while being kicked and punched by Malcolm’s hundreds of followers. Police had to fight Malcolm’s bodyguards for custody of the two men. February 27, 1965 was when a Malcolm X's funeral was held. About fifteen hundred people attended. Many civil rights leaders attended her funeral including, John Lewis, Bayard Rustin, James Forman, Jesse's Gray and many more. Many speeches were given about him describing him as one of the most crucial people in the civil rights movement. Malcolm was buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. During his burial his friends had taken the shovels away from the workers and completed the jobs

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