Malcolm X: The Civil Rights Movement

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Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today is one of the most notable quotes by Minister Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a born Malcolm Little and was the son of a Baptist preacher who followed the teachings of Marcus Garvey. Malcolm X was sentenced to twenty-one years in prison and this is where he started to study and follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam, popularly known as the Black Muslims. Muhammad’s teachings that the white man is the devil with whom blacks cannot live had a solid impression on Malcolm. Turning to an abstinent way of life and reading widely, he began to overcome the deprivation he had known. The argument that only blacks can cure…show more content…
Malcolm changed the conversation about the civil rights movement and the way activists think of themselves in ways that resonate today “We called ourselves a human rights organization, not a civil rights organization,” Bailey added, “because human rights is an international term.” Malcolm X reached the height of his prominence; his brand of violent, uncompromising political rhetoric grew less militant (Robinson,2014). Malcolm changed his name to el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz and split from the Nation of Islam before his…show more content…
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