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.
In 1946 he was arrested and put in jail for larceny, while he was there he read about islam, and eventually converted. Malcolm X, who was inspired by Marcus Garvey, believes as well that there could be no peace nor equality with white people. However, unlike Garvey, Malcolm X didn't believe they should go to Africa, but that the races could have their own separate states in the US. In the end however, Malcolm X didn't continue to see things the ways he once did and accepted that there was a possibility of working together with everyone. Malcolm X made a lot of progression the the Civil Rights Movement of the mid
Malcolm is a prisoner in jail who decides that he wants to read, so he memorized the entire dictionary in order to meet this goal. Once he knows how to read, Malcolm starts to read books about history. He discovers that many pieces of history are missing from the books, especially concerning African Americans. Malcolm made it his mission to find out as much information about African Americans as possible. While searching history books he discovered the horrifying life that they had to endure.
"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything." (Malcolm X). The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson follows the life of Malcolm X, starting from when he went to prison. Malcolm grew up with his father killed by the Ku Klux Klan for being too outspoken on racial topics and his mother institutionalized. He and his best friend, Shorty, went to prison after being manipulated and tricked by his white girlfriend, Sophia.
This consequently created a genuine hate in his heart. With his upbringing in mind Malcolm wanted to create a change not only for him but for his people, the black race. With that goal in mind he began to speak to the masses about the mistreatment by preaching, giving speeches , and being in interviews . Malcolm x got his message out to the black people and the whites listened as well. Not only was
When he joined the Nation of Islam, he changed his family name from “Little” to “X” as it was “a custom among Nation of Islam followers who considered their family names to have originated with white slaveholders” (1). Malcolm benefited the organization by being a spokesman and expanding the movement (“Malcolm X.” History. History Channel, n.d 1). He “became the minister of Temple No. 7 in Harlem and Temple No. 11 in Boston” (“Malcolm X Biography” 1). “An articulate public speaker, a charismatic personality, and an indefatigable organizer, Malcolm X expressed the pent-up anger, frustration, and bitterness of African Americans during the major phase of the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1965”
Though he is still seen as a controversial figure, I believe that Malcolm X was one of the most compassionate figures in history. He once said, “I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” I really admire how he fought for what he believed in. Initially, I learned about Malcolm X in my AP English Language class, but I was reintroduced to his influence on the modern day black society in my college history class. Prior to being reintroduced to his philosophy in my college history class, I thought that X was a violent, racist man.
Malcolm X was an influential African-American leader he also rose to prominence in the mid-1950s. Malcolm opposed the mainstream civil rights movement, publicly calling for black separatism and rejecting nonviolence and integration into combatting racism by. However, Malcolm has combatted many obstacles during his lifetime. Some examples on how Malcolm combatted racism was… (insert evidence here)
From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money. Furthermore, in the midst of all this happening to young Malcolm his mother began to go crazy and as a consequence, she got sent to a mental hospital.
But, because he sacrificed his honor and left, he ruined his reputation and his name in the world of hustling. No longer could he return or even begin to command the respect required of a hustler navigating the New York streets. Judging by Malcolm’s tone, the move into Boston and the danger of the streets were not close to
Thesis: In “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, Malcolm X in his telling of his life to Alex Haley uncovers the theme of positive and negative environments unearthed by the interaction of African Americans and White Americans in his life and what those kinds of environments inherently produce. Annotated Bibliography Nelson, Emmanuel S. Ethnic American Literature: an Encyclopedia for Students. Greenwood, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015.This encyclopedia points out that the negative interaction he held with the white man as a young hustler was countered by these same experiences pushing Malcolm X to reclaim his “African identity”. This shows, as described by the cited work, what a man pushed by his negative interactions with the oppressive white men is willing to do to find his identity (i.e. through hustling).
In the midst of all of this he finds a balance by focusing on what really matters. At the same time this keeps him focused on his main goal which is education. Education will be his family's way out of poverty. Through seeing his younger brother that is unemployed and will be having a child soon he looks beyond this and is genuinely proud of where he comes from. He realizes how strong his family is when he seems them fighting through poverty and making things.
The most important decision of a leader is the style of leading they decide to use when inspiring others, or providing a vision for the future. By looking at the past, it is proven that some leadership styles are guaranteed to be more effective than others. The leadership style of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights provides significant evidence of how different styles of leading can turn out to be a major success or defeat. Malcolm X’s leadership style included using violence to protest against violence and unequal rights, as well as supporting the segregation of African Americans and the whites. Martin Luther King’s style included nonviolent marches and protests against violence, and peacefully fighting for integrating
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. Later he had written,”Little was the name that the white slave master … had imposed upon paternal forebears” After his parole in 1952 his popularity grew and became the organization 's most influential leaders, and served as the public face of the controversial group for a dozen years.