Malcolm X 4


One of the most influential men of his time, not only with the black community, but also with other people of every community. His beliefs for many people are hard to understand and probably thought as if his beliefs are wrong, but until someone actually reads The Autobiography of Malcolm X, then people will not really understand the complexity of the man Malcolm X. His autobiography takes you on a tour of probably lots of black men of this time and shows all the hardships and struggles that they had to go through. Showing the misleading teachings of the honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, and how Malcolm learns the real truth of his religion.
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the true light of the Muslim religion with his pilgrimage to Mecca.
At first Malcolm grows up as a typical black child, but soon his life changes with some of the most terrible things that can happen to a young boy. I think one of the most influential things that happened to Malcolm is when his father is killed. Not only is this very terrible to a any young boy, but it is the way that his father is killed and by whom is killed that makes the most influence. Malcolm's father was a Baptist minister and an organizer for the Marcus Aurelius Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association. When Malcolm used to go with his father to the meetings that his father threw for the people, I think that Malcolm took a lot of what his father did to what he did and how he influenced later in his own life. An example of this is in The Autobiography of Malcolm X where Malcolm says "but still the image of him that made me proudest was his crusading and militant campaigning with words of ...

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me, now. We all here like you, you know that. But you've got to be realistic about being a nig*er. A lawyer-that's no realistic goal for a nig*er. You need to think about something you can be." (43). The things that his teacher told him crushed his dreams, and made him feel worthless. His teacher if not the most is one of the most influential people because of that statement, that's the statement that pushed him away from school. That eventually pushed Malcolm towards street life, which eventually shaped his aspect of life the most.
Shorty, I think had one of the strongest influences on Malcolm's life. Shorty basically showed Malcolm how to live the street life. He also got ...

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