When he was released on parole, Malcolm, became very active...
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...in their own home, also the murder of his father by some Whites in their area who were against Malcolm’s father preaching about the Black Nationalist views of Marcus Garvey. In his adolescent years Malcolm faced violence on the streets of Harlem and Boston, when he was involved in a life of drugs and gambling, which lead to his early ideals of solving the Blacks racial problems through violent. However even though in his later years Malcolm X changed his views to more peaceful ways, even though Malcolm moved towards a more peaceful lifestyle, violence still followed him up until the moment he faced death, as it was an assassins bullet that took his life. Despite all this, the irony of his life was the fact that even with all this violence that surrounded his life, all he wanted was the violence that was directed towards Blacks to stop, so that there would be peace.
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