Malcolm X

LEADERSHIP 3 SEMINAR: The Political Economy of Leadership and National Transformation

LECTURER: DR. LLOYD AMOAH

BOOK REVIEW ON THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY MALCOLM X

DUE: 27TH APRIL 2011

. "By any means necessary. I'm for freedom. I'm for a society in which our people are recognized and respected as human beings, and I believe that we have the right to resort to any means necessary to bring that about." -Malcolm X.

ABSTRACT

As part of the leadership seminar requirements, I was supposed to choose a book from the assigned books to review. This paper seeks to successfully review the leadership approach of Malcolm X. It highlights the main themes of the book and states the arguments of ...

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rights. Another inspiring reason is the fact he continued his struggle for equality despite the numerous death threats on his life and his family. This quality of selflessness, the concern for the welfare of others I believe is essential for leaders to have. People were empowered by his speeches and honesty.

SUMMARY OF THE BOOK

The autobiography of Malcolm X is a compilation of a series of interviews between Malcolm X and Alex Haley. The autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley was published in 1965 after the death of Malcolm X.

Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the seventh child of Reverend Earl Little, a Baptist minister who stressed on the teachings of Marcus Garvey and Louise Little, a mulatto born in Grenada to a black mother and a white father. Malcolm X quickly grew to hate the society he had grown up in. After his father was killed, his mother was denied insurance coverage which made her incapable of providing sufficiently ...

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he went on a pilgrimage to Mecca upon his return, changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and left the nation of Islam and announced the formation of his own religious organization. After the pilgrimage he modified his views of black separatism and also declared that he no longer saw white people to be innately evil. His new organisation was to focus on working together with other organizations to help fight for civil rights for the black people. During this time, he visited many countries including Ghana and was privileged to meet several heads of states. In his later years, many death threats were made on his life, however on February 21, 1965 the assassins were successful in ...

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