He practiced what he preached and spoke out the truth never contradicting himself with his actions. Unfortunately, by his actions of being blunt and speaking against his own people to get his proper point across it cost Malcolm X his life. Malcolm X was a well known supporter of the nation of islam he was a Leader for the blacks. He was the voice of people who couldn’t speak out for their cause. He made speeches on black pride, and black separatism and the use of violence for self protection.
¡°We were truly all the same brothers,¡± Malcolm says (p. 340). During his spiritual journey, Malcolm X had changed his ideas so much that Americans remember him as a radical activist as the representative of the Nation of Islam. Americans, however, should focus on the answer Malcolm X got in the end of the journey: with one belief, the white and the non-white can coexist peacefully.
“There can be no black-white unity until there is first some black unity.” (Malcolm X, March 8, 1964) Malcolm X was probably one of the most controversial elements in the civil rights movement. Due to his radical views and actions he was detested by many peoples at that time, yet still today he is seen as a key figure along with Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X had become a member of the Nation of Islam in his earlier years. The Islamic faith borrows basic ideas from the orthodox teachings of Islam and combines them with the very racist views regarding whites taught by Elijah Mohammed. Malcolm was a very influential priest for the Nation of Islam. After questioning some of the views and beliefs of the Nation of Islam, Malcolm angered many of its followers.
Malcolm X was a great Civil Rights leader that was ahead of his time, dealing with the inequalities and the black struggle of the 1960's. The 1960's was an era that defined the black race as a lower status than the white race merely based on color. Malcolm X defined race through his Muslim religion believing that blacks would one day reign supreme if only they accepted Allah as God, took Islam as their only religion, and followed the honorable Elijah Muhammad as their messenger. He also believed that the White race was ungodly and they were doomed for their unjust rule unable to accept Allah because of there evil nature. Clearly X's definition of race was that the Black race was "good" and "godly", and the White race was wrong and evil.
He began as a troubled young man and grew into a powerful leader. Malcolm became so effective in his leadership that he eventually became one of the focal individuals in the Nation of Islam after being imprisoned. His role in the Nation of Islam and what direction he wanted the group to go was unlike any other. Malcolm X believed in using more aggressive measures in the fight for civil rights. Which the members of the civil rights movement were soon after preached the opposite by Martin Luther King Jr. King is the most renowned leader of the Civil Rights Movement.
He was often visited by his siblings, who were the first to introduce him to the Nation of Islam. The National of Islam was a small group of black Muslims who, at the time, called fo... ... middle of paper ... ...lam, but many remember his speech and willingness to go to great lengths to secure freedom. "Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression," he stated. "Because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action." (Malcolm X Biography, 2014) “Message to the Grassroots” was written as a plea of sorts, a plea to get blacks to understand that if there is to be change that unity has to occur.
Both Dr. King and Malcolm X set out to bring a sense of confidence to blacks all over the United States. Their main purpose was to help instill black’s power and strength so that they could overcome racial disparity and prejudice that surrounded them, but both of them had very unique and distinct different ways of promoting their message. Martin was more geared and focused on equality and wellness of the world as a whole, a Malcolm X’s personal interpretation of the world was very well blinded by anger, bitterness, and the desire to get revenge at the expense of the world that he thought treated him unfairly.
Malcolm X thought that if you did something to him, he would do the same thing to you. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were truly great activists that fought for the rights of African-Americans. They were both united for the same cause, but they differed a lot. They differed in early life experiences, role of whites in the Civil Rights movement, integration and in violence. MLK and Malcolm X will forever remain in history.
He became the most well known figure in the Islam Nation. Malcolm X was particularly firm in his opinions of the nonviolent strategies advocated by Martin Luther King, Jr. During a November 1963 address, Malcolm ridiculed the theory that African Americans could achieve their freedom nonviolently. "The only revolution in which the goa... ... middle of paper ... ...uraged freedom of thought, speech, and choice. He was more than just a hero for the African-American community of that time; he was a hero for all communities. Malcolm X was not just a hero for the civil rights movement; he was a hero for the human rights movement.
Lee’s primary objective in the making of Malcolm X is arguably to better educate mass communities on who Malcolm was as an Afro-American activist and this mission for which he gave his life for; to lay bare the empowering story of a Afro-American Muslim man who stood up against social injustice, urging blacks to break off the shackles of racism which have held them back for over 400