Malcolm X Influence

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Question # 1 Introduction and brief history of the person researched---include what contributed to their success in their life history----discuss the good, bad, and the ugly
Malcolm X was a renowned African American leader in the 1950s and 1960s, known for promoting Black Nationalism, civil rights and racial pride. Malcolm was also a prominent figure in the Nation of Islam organization, which increased dramatically under his influence. Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Neb. on May 19, 1925 to Earl and Louise Little, with the given name Malcolm Little. Two years later his father was assassinated, Malcolm assumed the KKK did it. After the tragedy the family was shipped off to foster homes due to the fact Malcolm’s mother suffered a nervous breakdown
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Malcolm’s speeches acted more as instruments of provocation than conversion. Unlike Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign, Malcolm’s campaign around the country was a direct assault and it was difficult to see any oppressor that will tolerate such. This obviously accounted for the many police brutalities, imprisonment and deaths among the black race. Malcolm X symbolized black dominance and self-respect, he was one of the greatest forces that shaped the current understanding and interpretation given to conflict and violence in the world politics today. If Malcolm were to live in this era, he would be labeled as a terrorist (http://malcolmx.com/).
Question # 3 How the leader’s accomplishments made a profound impact on the world and todays’
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One of these unique qualities was shown when Malcolm was in prison his innovative style of doing things. Another one of Malcolm’s qualities was his determination to accomplish something he wanted to do. Malcolm’s final leadership quality was his intelligence. Malcolm’s innovative style of doing thing for example he did this by getting things done with the little supplies and time he had. An example of this is how he learned to read and write, Malcolm copies down the whole dictionary one page at a time so he could improve his penmanship, Malcolm also read the words out loud to himself so he would remember them and their meanings. Malcolm was not a man who believed that the problem of the African Americans would be solved through a peaceful, quiet means and nuances, he believed the problem has graduated through the centuries and has come to a stage when the assertion of African Americans’ existence as humans has to be forcefully done or never. Malcolm’s methods were mainly campaigns and speeches aimed at restoring the dignity of the black man, his confidence in himself and a complete freedom as Americans
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