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Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist

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Malcolm X is one of the world’s most influential human rights activist who ever lived. He helped the muslim community grow immensely and pushed for African American rights and was an african american muslim minister, Malcolm X set out to spread his beliefs and his way of thinking all of america gaining more and more followers pushing African Americans to fight for their freedom. A famous quote that Malcolm X once said was that “If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” Malcolm X plays a huge role in history but before he_does his life explains why and what drove him to become the man he is known as today and this is his story. Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska with eight sibling. His mother was Louise Norton Little and his father was Earl Little. Earl was a civil rights activist what led him to constantly receive death notes from a white supremacist group called the black legion. In order to avoid harm Malcolm moved a lot as a…show more content…
He considered “Little” a slave name and chose the “X” to signify his lost tribal name. Malcolm also join the Nation of Islam and was soon appointed as a minister and national spokesman for the religious organization. Elijah Muhammad also charged him with establishing new mosques in cities such as Detroit, Michigan, and Harlem. Malcolm used newspaper columns, radio and television, to communicate the NOI’s message across the Nation. This quote caught my attention because I still believe it to be true Malcolm X states that “the media's the most powerful entity on earth.They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent,and that's power.Because they control the minds of masses” . Malcolm X character started attracting many people from all over and was credited for increasing the amount of people in the organization from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in
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