An African- American civil rights leader, Malcolm X was a speaker for the Black Nationalism (Black Muslim). Malcolm X believed in separate nation for blacks. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha Nebraska. At the age of six his father died.
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Many things influence a person 's life friends, family, even peers can change who you are and what you do. But for Malcolm it takes a much darker turn. When he was only 6 years old his mother got the news that Earl had “committed suicide” by tying himself to the the train tracks. After that his mother went insane and had to be put in a mental hospital. Even after all of that the people that I believe changed malcolm the mast are as follows.
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Malcolm Little, or better known as Malcolm X, was an American Muslim Minister & human rights activist. Born 1925, Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm had a Baptist Father fighting for their rights. Threatened by the Ku Klux Klan, they moved to Michigan, and still his father was murdered by Ku Klux Klan Legendaries. After Malcolm's mom had a mental breakdown and didn't recover, causing him to go to a foster home at the age of 6.
Malcolm was born on, May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother was Norton little and his was Earl little. The family had eight children. Earls civil rights activism caused death threats from white people. Their Lansing, Michigan home was burned to the ground.
Malcolm X was conceived Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mom, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker involved with the family's eight kids. His dad, Earl Little, was a candid Baptist serve and energetic supporter of Black Nationalist pioneer Marcus Garvey. Earl's social equality activism provoked demise dangers from the racial oppressor association Black Legion, driving the family to migrate twice before Malcolm's fourth birthday celebration. Notwithstanding the Little's endeavors to escape the Legion, in 1929, their Lansing, Michigan home was singed to the ground.
Malcolm X was a preacher of the religion Islam. In his teenage years, Malcolm was in prison. After prison, he changed his life and began preaching Islam. There was jealousy over how popular Malcolm X was becoming with followers of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm soon left the Nation of Islam and became an advocate for the overthrow of oppressive laws.
This story told by Malcolm X described his personal life starting at a very young age. At a very young age, he already noticed the huge amount of racism in America in the late 1920’s. Black Americans were set up for failure and it was made very hard to succeed. Malcolm Little fell into that path. After getting caught with many illegal activities, he is sent to prison, where he finds his faith and becomes the influential leader that helped to end segregation in America.