Malcolm X


, a civil rights leader in the 1960's believed that blacks and
whites should be segregated. He also believed that white man was evil and
were trying to brainwash all blacks and that Martin Luther King's "non-
violent protests" weren't working and that violence was needed for change.
's life was a life with a lot of conflict and violence in it.
was born under the name of Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska in
1925. His father was a baptist minister and an outspoken follower of Marcus
Garvey, the black nationalist leader of the 1920s who preached that all
blacks should leave the US and go back to Africa. While Malcolm's father
was away and Malcolm's mother was pregnant with Malcolm, a group ...

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father died at the
hand of the Black Legion (X 4-13). After Malcolm's father's death, his
mother who had to take care of eight children and endure threats from the
KKK, suffered a nervous breakdown. As a result, Malcolm and his siblings
were taken by the welfare department. Malcolm was later enrolled in a
reform school and did very well grade wise. He was the best student in his
class and wanted to become a lawyer. When the school heads heard about
this, they sent a person to talk to Malcolm. This person told and
convinced Malcolm that he was black and that he could never become a lawyer
because of it. As a result, he dropped out of after the eighth grade and
moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he worked several different jobs.
Soon, Malcolm became associated in a gang and sold and used drugs, and was
involved in many other criminal activities. His gang "career" ended when
he got into some trouble due to a bet with the gang leader. Since the gang
wanted Malcolm killed, Malcolm hid ...

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"X"
is represented as an unknown variable like their real last name. A person
was to keep the name "X" until God himself gave them a "holy name"
(Encarta 2).

Soon after his release from jail, Malcolm worked for his oldest brother who
managed a furniture store. While working, he also gave many speeches, and
went "fishing"(fishing is when someone stands out on a sidewalk and hand
out brochures and explained about their ideas of the Nation of Islam.) for
new members for the Nation of Islam. He did this until he became an
official spokesperson for them. After officially being excepted, Malcolm
rapidly became an outstanding figure in the Nation of Islam.

By the early 1960s, the Nation of ...

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