One man stands out among all of these leaders though, Malcolm X. Although fighting for the same thing as his colleagues in the civil rights movements, he was considered by many to represent the more extreme side of the battle for equality in the United States. It is his standout views and beliefs that make Malcolm X one of the most prominent and fascinating African-American leaders in the 1950's and 60's. Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska by the name of Malcolm Little. His childhood was plagued with problems that stemmed from his father Earl's outspoken views on civil rights and his strong support of black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.
Odysseus shows many forms of courage throughout the epic, weather he is saving a fellow crew member or regaining his crown over Ithaka. Although he might have started out his journey as a selfish man he changes into a just and fair man who not only cares about himself but also the lives of his fellow crew. he also learns to trust the gods and let them rule his life. Odysseus is a true hero whose action save lives and help him return home.
Malcolm would be harassed and terrorized by white supremacist groups his whole life but it was the worst when he was a child. Malcolm once said, “When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later, 'a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home. Brandishing their shotguns and rifles, they shouted for my father to come out (bio.com).” When Malcolm was four years old, his family was again attacked by the Klan. This time, they smashed all of the family’s windows and rode off. It was then that Earl Little decided to move from Omaha to East Lansing Michigan (bio.com).
Using courage and wisdom throughout life allows a person to see greatness in life. As great as he was, Odysseus still had some weaknesses, most importantly that of his pride and sensualness, that prolongs his voyage back to Ithaca. This is clearly evident in the episode on the Cyclopes’ Island when Odysseus and his men are safely away from the island when Odysseus brags about his exploits making Polythemus hurl giant boulders almost sinking the ship (P. 114). This incident hurt Odysseus more than just losing a few men, because Poseidon makes his travel home very long and arduous. This proud characteristic shows Odysseus has a lack of respect for others and that he is selfish.
Soon afterward, he return... ... middle of paper ... ... impact on the minds of the black masses and ultimately gave rise to the most influential and revolutionary groups in America (Meier, and Rudwick 23). Malcolm X was a true uncompromising revolutionist whose love for his people empowered him to advocate equality for all human beings. Works Cited Clarke, John Henrik, A. Peter. Bailey, and Earl Grant. Malcolm X; the Man and His Times.
Malcolm X Malcolm X was a man of strong words and beliefs. Some say that he was a man of hate and violence. Some also say that he was a smart man of hope and peace. Malcolm X‘s influence on people was felt more than it was alive rather than dead. Malcolm X was a major contributor to the black societies across the world.
Malcolm X became a hero for black people everywhere because he was one who spoke out with controversial ideas without fear or compromise. Malcolm’s actions made him one of the most memorable leaders in our history today. Works Cited http://www.brothermalcolm.net/ © 1999 TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BOOKS Ohio http://www.cmgww.com/historic/malcolm/bio.html http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/bhm/bio/malcolmx.htm The African American Almanac, 7th ed., Gale, 1997. Malcolm X Talks TO Young People betty shabazz &pth
Malcolm X was one of the most influential black American leaders of the 1950's and 1960's. At first he was a criminal but then changed himself into an important defender of the rights of blacks. Growing up as a boy his father was a follower of Marcus Garvey, a black leader who worked to create close political and economic ties to Africa. In 1931, Malcolm's father died after being run over by a car. Malcolm believed white racists took his fathers life.
Malcolm X rose up to become one of the most influential people in the black civil rights fight. It was a long and hard fight through which many lives were lost. The autobiography was a culmination of nearly two years of intensive interviews with Malcolm X, which concluded in 1965 after his tragic assassination. “Learning To Read”, which is an excerpt from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Alex Haley,
While he describes his mother as always being haunted by him because since he was so light skinned she believed that this was due to her mother being raped by a white man, and Malcolm served as a reminder of this event to her. As he continues to describe his young life he learns more about his world and especially about racism and goes into detail about how his house got burned down twice and also how his father was murder, and how his life insurance company refused to pay for his fathers death. When his mother is admitted to a