Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist

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Malcolm X was the leader of the Afro-American Unity. The Afro-American Unity was an organization that fought for black rights by using the armed forces as self-defense. They also used riots and violence to fight for their equality rights. Malcolm was also a big influence on the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party was established by Huey P. Newton, but said that Malcolm was a big influence on him to start the organization. They liked to use a lot of Malcolm’s speeches, and quote them for their slogans. Malcolm X had a big impact on the Civil Rights Movement altogether. Malcolm X’s real name was Malcolm Little, and he was born on May 19, 1925. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother’s name was Louis Norton Little. She was a homemaker with eight children to support regularly. He was the son of a Baptist minister named Earl Little. Malcolm’s father followed the teachings of Marcus Garvey. He was a black militant leader. Because of his father being a civil rights activist, their family got a lot of death threats from a white supremacist group called, “Black Legion.” Because of these death threats it conscripted Malcolm and his family to move away two times before he turned four years old. No matter how hard they tried to get away from the Black Legion; they never could. The Legion burnt their house down while they lived in Lansing, Michigan. Two years after their house was burnt to the ground the police found Earl’s dead body on the trolley tracks. When the police documented the reports they wrote them down as just being accidents, but the Little’s had it set in their minds that is was the Black Legion responsible for both occurrences. After the incidents it was too much for Malcolm’s mother to handle, so she suffered an e... ... middle of paper ... ... teachings of someone else to see what he could do for the Civil Rights Movement. He was a big part in getting African Americans equal rights that they have today. Works Cited "Martin Luther King & Malcolm X on Violence and Integration." Digital History. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2014. 1 Violence Esposito, John L. "Malcolm X." N.p., 1 Dec. 2004. Web. 24 Apr. 2014. 2Esposito "Malcolm X." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. 3History Simon, John J. "Malcolm X--- His Legacy." N.p., 9 Feb. 2005.Web. 21 Apr. 2014. 4Simon "Biography." The Official Malcolm X. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 May 2014. 5Biography "Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) 1965." Blackpast. N.p., 2007. Web. 14 May 2014. 6OAAU "Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)." Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2014.
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