He moved to Harlem,where he ran numbers, sold drugs, later caught and sentenced 8-10 years in prison. In prison,Malcolm encountered teaching of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was a devoted follower of Muhammad and changed his last name to “X” to symbolize the African American name that he could never know. X adopted and preached this anti-white rhetoric, and people in the 60’s believed he was simply racist. Years later he began to change his ways.
Malcolm X his birth name Malcolm Little is a fine a example of a leader and has most of these leadership qualities. Malcolm X was a Muslim minister who was also African American. He was a activist for human rights, Malcolm was a bold and courageous spokesperson for blacks to have rights,Malcolm X declared America “white America” to have the most harshest of terms for it’s tenacious treatments against African Americans.In the year 1946, he was sentenced to prison because he was caught breaking and entering. When he was incarcerated, he was chosen to become a member of the Nation of Islam. This is when he changed his birth name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X.
When he was one-year-old his house was invaded by the white American extremists. They escaped from their house and his father were assassinated by the extremist. These had created in Malcom the anger and malignancy toward the racism. He dreamt to be a lawyer and he was excellent in school until his “white” professors teased of his ambition and told him to avoid unrealistic dream. He left school in his adolescence where he experienced the road life of the African and get indulged in the drugs what had ended up him to 10 years in prison.
Lester Coke was ordered to be extradited. In 1992 while awaiting extradition in prison his son Mark “Jah T” Coke ‘heir to the throne’ was killed and weeks later Lester Coke was killed in a mysterious fire in his cell at the General Penitentiary (Jamaica Observer,
“Malcolm X began to study the the teachings of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad.” When he started studying about the Nation of Islam, it turned his whole life around when he was in prison. When he became a member of the NOI (Nation of Islam), he started preaching and spreading his message around the world which made people in the NOI start following him. Another example is when Malcolm X’s house burned down in 1929 and his father was found dead. In the article, Happy Birthday Malcolm X, Civil Rights Activist, “His mother suffered a breakdown and was put in a hospital, so Malcolm, his brothers, and sisters all went to foster homes and orphanages.” When his house burned down, he realized that white people
What are the causes of somebody looking at different cultures negatively? What issues can this type of thinking cause and what can we do to minimize it in today’s society? We will try to answer these questions by analyzing the movie “American History X.” “American History X” is a movie directed by Tony Kaye and it was released in 1998. It is about Derek Vineyard who went to prison for 3 years after killing two black people who tried to break into his car. Through the view of his little brother, Danny Vineyard, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a neo-Nazi organization that committed acts of racial crime and his actions deeply influenced Danny.
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member is written by Sanyika Shakur. This novel is about his life and experiences within the Crips gang in South Central Los Angeles. Shakur released his memoir in 1993, after turning his life around while inside the prison system. His given name at birth was Kody Scott and at just eleven years old, Kody was initiated into the Crips after shooting a rival gang member and later earned himself the street name of Monster due to his horrifying acts of violence.
was an African American man who fought to change unjust laws, such as the Jim Crow laws, using passive resistance. Martin had grown up during a time of segregation and racism, in 1929. The Jim Crow laws enforced segregation in the Southern parts of the United States. Buses, restaurants, schools, and even drinking fountains were segregated. There was always a new, better place for the whites to go to, and an ugly, old place for colored people to go to.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most influential leader and spokesperson in the civil rights movement. During one of the peaceful protests over the treatment of blacks in Birmingham, Alabama, King was arrested and sent to jail. While he was in jail he received backlash from eight prominent white clergy who men and responded by writing the famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This letter perfectly expresses King’s feelings toward the unjust events and it is also an example of a well written argument. The intended audience for this letter was not just the eight clergy men but also for any whites who believed the black community should stop protesting and let time take over their fate.
From this near fatal mistake he overcame his troubles and educated himself and learned why was ended up in the position he is in. While in prison Malcolm took up studying the Islamic religion and changed his ways of thinking to become the idolized man he was and still is today. Notably, Malcolm X had to overcome many hardship and racial boundaries. In Malcolm’s young years he and his family were tortured by the KKK and forced to leave their home and move to Lansing, Michigan (King and Rummel). At such a young age the events that took place in lansing will impact malcolm for the rest of his life.