How Did Malcolm X A History Day Outline

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Natalia de la Cruz
March 6, 2014
U.S. History
History Day Outline

Theme: Rights and Responsibilities

Thesis: Malcolm X’s prejudice towards Whites began diminishing after his trip to Mecca. Following the life-changing journey to Mecca Malcolm was able to contribute more to the Civil Rights Movement.

I) From the moment that Malcolm X was born he had always lived a rough life and he had blamed the whites for that, because all he had seen and heard them do were evil things towards African Americans.
A) The tale of Malcolm X relates to the theme of rights and responsibilities.
1) Malcolm X fought for the rights and equality of African Americans.
2) Malcolm X did not want for the African Americans to have to suffer through any more oppression than they had already been facing.
B) Malcolm X’s endeavor to fight for the rights of African Americans was a significant part of the Civil Rights Movement to get African Americans rights and equality.
1) Without the trials and tribulations of Malcolm X African Americans may not be where they are today.
2) Having Africans become equal to whites made it so that they could push ahead in life and strive to be what they want to be.
C) Many things allowed Malcolm X to become the great leader that he was but several things also came out of what Malcolm X and other Civil Rights activists had laid out for.
1) Laws based on race or as they were called Jim Crow Laws led to the beginning of the Civil Rights movement (United States).
(a) Segregated public spaces such as nurses, schools, restrooms, transportation, jails, mental hospitals, cemeteries, restrooms and restaurants (United States.).
(b) These laws made it very difficult for African Americans to vote (United States)
2) Many things restric...

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...Islam for his murder (US History).
1) Not too long before he was murdered his house was set on fire on Valentines Day of 1965 (Hardy 123).
2) His last words were "To come right down to it. If I take the kind of things in which I believe, then add to that the kind of temperament that I have, plus the one hundred per vent dedication I have to whatever I believe in—these are ingredients which make it just about impossible for me to die of old age” (Meyers 28)
3) Ossie Davis delivers Malcolm X’s eulogy saying, “Many will ask what Harlem finds to honor in this stormy, controversial and bold young captain…. And we will answer and say to them: Did you ever talk to brother Malcolm? Did you ever touch him, or have him smile at you? Did you ever really listen to him?... For if you did you would know him. And if you knew him you would know why we must honor him.” (Hardy 123).

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