Malcolm was third youngest child of eight other brothers and sisters. Malcolm X’s father was an inspiration to his life. Earl Little shaped Malcom’s thoughs of equality. He was a Minister of a Babtist church and leader/organizer for the Marcus Garvey Universal Negro Improvement. Little studied and spoke about equality and rights of his fellow people. Little edid he know that it would rub off so much on his child.
Malcolm grew up in Lansing Michigan on a farm majority of his life. Malcolms life of crime started when he began stealing goods for his family. He felt the need to due to his family being so poor. Malcolm lived with his mother Mrs. Little, who was not so stable herself. She was bombarded by bills and tax collectors that eventually led her to go into depression and have extreme anxiety. She later became so bad that she was admitted to the mental Institute and Malcolm was now a child of the state. This was his first true resentment towards white authorities after he blamed them for the detention of Mrs. Little and being a child of the state.
Malcolm was moved to Boston where he stayed in an upper-class roxbury society with Ella. Malcolm started getting in a life of crime because he often favored the ghettos of Boston. ...
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...olm even got evicted from his home after the Nation of Islam sued him, claiming it was their property. They had won the case and Malcolm had to leave his house, which was later burned to the ground. At age 39 Malcolm was threatened for the last time. At an Address to the Organization of Afro American Unity in Harlem, Malcolm was shot and killed by a member of the Black Muslims on Feb. 21st 1965.
The book is written with both Autobiographical characteristics as well as parts that are narrated by Malcolm Himself. The sections are important to the book because it adds integral parts to the book. These sections add a sense of connection to what Malcolm experienced. It paints a picture from his own views as well as people around him. The biggest contribution the Epilogue brought was the story and in depth view to his assassination and the effects it had after his health.
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