Essay On Malcolm X

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The beginning of Malcolm’s life shaped who he was and would become in the near future. No one would 've thought that this “red” boy from Omaha, Nebraska would play such a huge role in the civil rights movement. Malcolm went through a lot of changes including where he lived, his views on men and women, the way he felt towards society, and even his religion.

Malcolm’s Life Growing Up

Malcolm’s original last name was “Little”. Malcolm’s father was also part of the UNIA (United Negro Improvement Association) which lead to his father 's death that was ruled as a suicide. (National Humanity Center Homepage,

The death of his father caused Malcolm’s mother (Ella Little) …show more content…

On January 12, 1946, Malcolm X was arrested for burglary while trying to pick up a stolen watch he had left for repairs at a jewelry shop. The shop owner called the police because the watch seemed too expensive for the average Roxbury resident. Little told the police that he had a gun on his person and surrendered so the police would treat him more leniently. Two days later, Little was indicted for carrying firearms. On January 16, he was charged with larceny and breaking and entering, and eventually sentenced to eight to ten years in Massachusetts State Prison.” …show more content…

In prison Malcolm begin to stop eating meat and research more on the Muslim faith. Malcolm wanted to become more intelligent so he wrote the entire dictionary teaching him new words into phrases opening his mind to become a better person. (Information comes from the autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley) Malcolm requested a window to be a different way because he wanted to pray as those of the nation of Islam did. In the Muslim faith you have to be facing east when you pray. The Muslim faith has a lot of rules … Many of which Malcolm

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