Malcolm X Impact On Society

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Malcolm X was a powerful struggler as much as Martin Luther King Jr. as a separatist, unlike King’s claim. He thought that white and black people could not be united. Like one of his famous quotes, “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”, he believed that only freedom can be achieved by taking it from who discriminates the black people. He also contributed Islam to grow largely at the time he served as a spokesman for the organization. Malcolm X advised blacks to break the chains of racism. His claims and actions had affected the black people in the United States morally and physically. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. When he was young, he was a brilliant student, though his teacher had discriminated against him because he was black. His father, Earl Little, was a supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His civil right activism prompted death threats from white supremacist, forcing the family to move twice. Later, he was murdered by white supremacists. Due to his death, Malcolm’s mother had suffered from a mental breakdown because she had to raise 8 children including Malcolm alone. Malcolm had to earn his living by catching wild animals in the forest. Therefore,…show more content…
People consider him as one of the greatest political and spiritual leaders who struggled for black people and Muslims. Also, he had contributed to the spread of Islam in the society of the black people in United States. After his trace, radical black activists in the late 1960s, they had followed the movements on his teachings and speeches. For instance, the Black Power movement, the Black Arts Movement, and the widespread adoption of the slogan “Black is beautiful” are all rooted to the consciousness of Malcolm X. Like his revolutionary ideas, it had challenged civil right activists to overcome the oppressions in all
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