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Malcolm X : A True Warrior

- ... It is a requirement I need to complete in order to make the money I paid useful. Malcolm X started following the crowd and lost himself in bad habits. Osho states, “…because the self that has been given to you by others consists of all things – it looks like you will go insane, you immediately start doing something just to keep yourself engaged, if there are no people, at least there is some action you can do so that the false remains engaged and does not start disappearing”. After dropping out of school, he was back on the streets selling drugs, robbery, gambling, etc....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam]

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Malcolm X: Paving the Way for the Rights of African Americans

- Of the people whose names are mentioned in history, some men like Thomas Edison are praised for their genius minds, while others such as Adolf Hitler are criticized for leaving a depressing legacy behind. While it is relative easy to notice the type of legacies these two men left, legacies of other men are often vague and they seem to be imbedded in gray shadows. This is how many people view the life of Malcolm X. Malcolm X during his lifetime had influenced many African Americans to step up for their rights against the injustices by the American government....   [tags: Malcolm X, ]

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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

- After reading the introduction in the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, I was struck by some interesting information and noticed things within the introduction that were relevant to my life. In the introduction, Gladwell basically gave a summary of a town called Roseto. He went on to explain that the people that lived in Roseto never died of heart dieses and other illnesses because of the way their community grew up. The information was very intriguing. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell states, “For men over sixty-five, the death rate from disease in Roseto was roughly half that of the United States as a whole” (Gladwell 7)....   [tags: literary analysis, Malcolm Gladwell]

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Malcolm Of The Tender Age Of Five

- ... Malcolm journey of self-enlightenment is credited to have began back in 1946 when he was “(charged) for breaking and entering, carrying firearms, and larceny and sentenced to eight years in prison where he learned to read and became fascinated with the Nation of Islam’s leader, Elijah Muhammad” (Malcolm X 231, 232). Fascination that Malcolm had with Muhammad can be described as similar to as one between a celebrity and their fans. Fans tend to mail things to celebrities like letters of admiration, declaration of love, etc, they will even go as far as to send gifts to the celebrity....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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Malcolm X : The Nation Of Islam

- “The future belongs to people who belong for it today”(Malcolm X). In the article, “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X, and he talks about his adventures while in prison. Malcolm X was a hustler that was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbery in 1946. While in prison he tried to find different ways to give himself an education. Malcolm X goes on to further talk about what he went through while out of prison. He also explains what he learned and how it helped him later on in life while working with Elijah Muhammad who was the leader of the Nation of Islam....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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Sociological Perspective on "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell

- What are its necessary components and how are they connected to each other. What is the structure of a particular culture and how is it different from other culture order. Where does this society place in human history. These are the questions often asked about humanity and in the book “outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell he explains what we question about in depth and it explains everything in a sociological perspective. In the book “outliers” one of the chapters takes a glance at the reality that a astonishing amount of numbers of the most dominant and successful corporate lawyers in New York City have approximately the exact same biography: they are Jewish men, born in the Bronx or Brooklyn in...   [tags: sociology, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell, ]

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Malcolm X : Struggle And Criticism

- ... why don 't you plan on carpentry?" The comment resonated through Malcolm Little’s young mind and forged to be a junction in his life. He would drop out from his studies the following year and move to Boston. Malcolm’s sister helped her brother get a job shining shoes at the Roseland Ballroom. But not long after, Malcolm’s life struck a low point when he became acquainted with the city 's criminal underground, and soon resorted to selling drugs. This chapter in Malcolm 's life came to a screeching halt in 1946, when he was arrested on charges of larceny and sentenced to ten years in jail....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black supremacy, Black nationalism]

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Malcolm : The Turning Point Of Satan

- Malcolm was a hustle in New York when he was only 15 years old. He did a lot of occupations even marijuana trafficking. In February 1946, Malcolm was sent to prison for 10 years for burglary and being called Satan in that period because of his antireligious attitude. After meeting "Bimbi" in 1947 in Charlestown prison, Satan started educating himself and changed his outlook around. While he was in prison, his siblings became Muslims under the Nation of Islam’s spiritual leader, Elijah Muhammad, whose speaking claims that all white men are devils....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Islam, Black supremacy]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- ... It was said that they felt that their last names were slave names given to their ancestors by their slave masters. So it was only right for Malcolm to do it as he was enlightened by many books he read while in prison. A year or two after Malcolm x was a changed man and soon became the face of the Nation of Islam. In addition, he had now been known as the revolutionary man who gained rights for blacks with his famous saying that he lived by “By Any Means Necessary”. Another interesting fact that was discussed throughout the end of the book was how Malcolm started to transition close to his untimely death....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- ... It was after his talk with his English teacher that Malcolm starts to resent his white school and home, he then realizes that white people still don 't see African Americans as equals. Malcolm arrives in Boston to live with his half-sister, Ella, looking like a country boy. He quickly sees the difference between the lifestyle in Lansing and in Boston. Boston has more of a upbeat, fast passed rhythm to it rather than Lansing. He also notices the in Boston the African American community is divided into two sub groups, the "Hill Negros" and the "Ghetto Negros"....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black people, White people, Racism]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- ... The author suggests that self-education is the true road to self-empowerment and a whole revolution. In this book, Malcolm X establishes ethos in his autobiography by being partners with Elijah Muhammad, by founding the Nation of Islam’s first newspaper, and by traveling as an emissary to meet the world leaders. When Malcolm began working with Muhammad, he quickly gained recognition. Muhammad, the nation of Islam’s leader, had a profound amount of power, hence, Malcolm gained power by associating with Muhammad....   [tags: Black people, White people, Malcolm X]

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Outliers : The Story Of Success By Malcolm Gladwell

- Most people throughout the world strive for success in each task they take on, and along with this, many reasons contribute to why they succeed or not. If a person does not succeed, they may automatically blame themselves because of their level of strength. Others may blame themselves for not having enough knowledge about what they are trying to succeed at. The real reason that people may not succeed, however, is their lack of determination and happiness throughout his/her journey that is demonstrated in the book Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell....   [tags: Outliers, Christopher Langan, Malcolm Gladwell]

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Malcolm X And The Civil Rights Movement

- Malcolm X, born Malcom Little, was a human rights activists and American Muslim minister who was greatly revered for his preaching about black rights and criticism about the civil rights movement. Malcolm had very troubled beginnings with his mother’s descent into insanity following the tragic murder of his father by racists; as a result Malcolm was separated from his siblings and orphaned at a young age. Malcolm dropped out of school and eventually plunged head first into the life of a thug, participating in, dealing drugs, pimping, and robbery....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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The Black Nationalist Views Of Malcolm X

- Malcolm Little later known by several other names but to the public Malcolm X, was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha Nebraska. At the time of his birth the Midwest was filled with strong discrimination and racial violence and even after Malcolm’s family moves to Michigan they continue to experience persecution and violence which lead to the murder of his father by some Whites in their area who were against Malcolm’s father preaching about the Black Nationalist views of Marcus Garvey. His mother was forced into a mental hospital after cracking under the pressure of welfare life....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black supremacy, White people]

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Malcolm X : An Important Part Of History

- Everyone can change the world and become an important part of history. Those who think they can change the world are often the ones who do. Civil Rights activists Martin Luther King Jr., and Human rights activist and American Muslim, Malcolm X are two great examples of people who thought they could make a difference in the world, and eventually did. The two both wanted to change things, but in two different ways. Martin Luther King used peaceful protests to accomplish his goal. Malcolm X used violence and rebellions to get his ideals across....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black people, Black supremacy]

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Malcolm X And The Civil Rights Movement

- Malcolm X throughout his whole life was one person. However, given his experiences, evolutions and phases that he went through in his 39-year life, he went by several different names. From the beginning he struggled with his racial and religious identity which led him to start going by different names. When he had a revelation he would then change his name. Malcolm X is most remembered for being a former criminal turned key figure in the civil rights movement next to the likes of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Malcolm X, Black supremacy, Elijah Muhammad]

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Finding Inner Character, By Malcolm Gladwell, And Cheryl Marie

- ... Behavior and values are classified under an individual 's character. Tough also says, “The idea of building grit and building self-control is that you get that through failure”(12). This textual evidence states to find one’s character one has to fail, to find their true identity. Failing helps this factor because it allows an individual to not give up and keep trying. Malcolm Gladwell’s idea about success is to be able to succeed in life one has to be dedicated and work hard towards their goal to achieve....   [tags: Failure, Success, Malcolm Gladwell, Hardness]

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The Enduring Legacy of Malcolm X

- If there was any one man who demonstrated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malcolm X. The African American cultural movement of the 1920s lost momentum in the 1930s because of worldwide economic depression. The Great Depression helped to divert attention from cultural to economic matters. Even before the stock market crash of 1929, unemployment and poverty among blacks was exceptionally high. It was under these difficult conditions that Malcolm X experienced his youth in the South....   [tags: The Life of Malcolm X]

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Malcolm X 's Influence On Reading And Writing

- In Learning to Read, by Malcolm X, he talks about his studies while in prison. Having only up to an eighth grade education, Malcolm X struggles with reading and writing. The main reason he decided to learn how to read was because of the letters he received while in prison, primarily from Elijah Muhammad. (X 354). He wasn’t able to write responses to them like he wanted to without using slang. Along with not being able to write letters, Malcolm X couldn’t read books without skipping over most of the words, thus motivating him to study an entire dictionary....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Black supremacy]

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Malcolm 's Professional Stage Of Life As A Muslim Activist

- Moving on to Malcolm’s professional stage in life as a Muslim activist. He identifies himself with the community of his Muslim supporters, known as the Nation of Islam, or NOI. All of these supporters share similar interests and this falls under the concept of social identity. This is defined as a sense of self that’s built up over time as a person participates in social life and identifies with a ‘community’ of others with whom there is a feeling of similarity and common purpose. Malcolm used the radio and television, to communicate the NOI 's message across the United States....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Black supremacy]

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Malcolm X : An Afro American Minister Of The Nation Of Islam

- El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, or better known as Malcolm X, was an Afro-American minister of the Nation of Islam (NOI) and human rights activist whose journey for racial equality and religious freedom infuriated white-America throughout the 60’s. Malcolm’s courage and ability to overcome adversity has been showcased through the Hollywood blockbuster hit-film Malcolm X, as directed and produced by Spike Lee. I plan to investigate Lee’s film and highlight the primary objective in making Malcolm X, while simultaneously capturing the religious elements of this film....   [tags: Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad]

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Analysis Of Alex Haley 's The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- Symbolism plays an important part in every piece of literature. Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X displays many different symbols that offer insight into his life. These symbols demonstrate the changes that he went through during his dramatic change from who the world viewed as a nobody to one of the most controversial and influential men during the civil rights movement. Alex Haley paints a vivid picture of how status became an important part of Malcolm X’s life. The author explores how the simple hair straightening process called conk tied him to the Caucasian world....   [tags: Malcolm X, African American, Black people]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X philosophies

- The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. The Civil Rights Movement began shortly after the end of World War II. The United States took a big turn with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Brown vs. the Board of Education case. This decision sparked a revolution that forever changed America. Once this movement began, it didn’t stop, there was no turning back and Martin Luther King Jr. realized this while Malcolm X didn‘t. He preached a change that African Americans would grow but only through nonviolence....   [tags: civil rights, mlk, malcolm x, racism]

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Malcolm X And The American Civil Rights Movement

- ... Out of the many children the Malcolm’s parents had he points out in the book that he was the lightest skinned child out of all of them, and while he seems to describe a favoritism from his father. 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...   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Malcolm X]

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Analysis Of Alex Haley 's The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- Symbolism is a critical element in literature. Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X displays an abundance of symbols that offer insight into his life. These symbols demonstrate the adjustments that he went through during his dramatic development, as a person, from who the world viewed as unimportant to one of the most controversial and influential men during the civil rights movement. Alex Haley paints a vivid picture of how status became a crucial piece of the movement leader’s life. The author explores how the simple hair straightening process called conk tied him to the Caucasian world....   [tags: Malcolm X, African American, Black people]

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Free Essays - Autobiography of Malcolm X

- Review of the Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley is about a man who changed the history of America. Malcolm (Little) X preached what he believed about racism, discrimination, and segregation. He went through many changes in his fight for equality. The three transformations that really changed the way Malcolm thought and preached where his transformation in prison, his transformation into the Islamic religion (following Elijah Muhammad), and the biggest transformation of all, his pilgrimage to Mecca....   [tags: Malcolm X Essays]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time of his birth, Malcolm's father was a Baptist Minister. His mom was a writer of Marcus Garvey. Before he was born, his father had 3 children with his previous marriage and 3 before him with his mom. Malcolm's father played a big role in scripting his life from early childhood by the beliefs that he carried and gave to the children by Garvey's teachings . He taught Malcolm to be a very strong man to be able to provide for himself without any help....   [tags: Malcolm X Civil Rights American History Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Malcolm X's Speech, The Ballot Or The Bullet

- Malcolm X: His very name is a stab to the beliefs of the white supremacists of his time—"X" symbolizing "the rejection of ‘slave-names' and the absence of an inherited African name to take its place." Similarly, in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet", Malcolm X denounces the actions of the white population, without any attempts to appeal to them; his approach to the civil rights issue is in complete opposition to the tactics of other civil rights leaders of his time, such as Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Rhetoric of Malcolm X Speech]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X: Icons for the Civil Rights Movement

- Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two individuals who not only helped the African-American plight during the Civil Rights Movement, but served as icons to the history of their race. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in very different environments. King Jr. came from a middle class family where education was a significant value in his home life. Malcolm X, on the other hand, was raised in a foster home after his father’s murder and his mom was put into a mental institution. He was a self-taught individual who did not receive much in the way of a formal education....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Civil Rights Mo]

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Malcolm X

- Americans often say that Malcolm X was ¡°the angriest Negro in America¡± (p. 366). They assume that Malcolm X emphasized only violence to the white and separation of the black from the white. However, is this assumption about Malcolm X really true. Not, at all. The image of Malcolm X as an icon of ¡°black power¡± is not a truth but a myth made by media. Although I grant that Malcolm X had been a radical activist who had tried to improve life of the black and to separate the black from the white before quitting the Nation of Islam, I still argue that Malcolm X eventually realized that the white and the black could exist together with harmony under GOD, Allah, after Hajj....   [tags: History Civil Rights Malcolm X]

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Comparing Peter Tosh and Malcolm X

- Comparing Peter Tosh and Malcolm X Introduction: Who Were These Men. Maya Angelou, a contemporary author and poet, once asserted,"No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place."It is this quote that serves as the underlying principle in an effort to demonstrate the commonalities that tie Peter Tosh and Malcolm X together by a similar history of slavery. No other quote is more fitting to exemplify how Peter Tosh and Malcolm X came to understand themselves and their relation to the rest of mankind....   [tags: Civil Rights Racism Malcolm X Peter Tosh Essays]

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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

- Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.      African Americans are fortunate to have leaders who fought for a difference in Black America. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are two powerful men in particular who brought hope to blacks in the United States. Both preached the same message about Blacks having power and strength in the midst of all the hatred that surrounded them. Even though they shared the same dream of equality for their people, the tactics they implied to make these dreams a reality were very different....   [tags: Malcolm X Luther King Compare Essays]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- The Famous advocate famously known as Malcolm X was once called Malcolm Little. Malcolm Little grew up in a little farm town close to Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm Little was his slave name so after his freedom he dropped little and added the X. The X was associated with an unknown identity. The book goes into detail using his own words as well as the proceived writing of Alex Haley. The book goes into a detail of Malcolms life and how his childhood shaed him up for his future as an advocator for equal rights....   [tags: freedom, prison, little malcom]

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Malcom X, By Malcolm X

- Introduction Malcolm X, born with the name Malcolm little, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19th, 1925. His mother was a homemaker while his father was Baptist Minister and an outspoken activist for African American rights. Because of his father 's presence in the African American activist community, Malcolm 's family was targeted by the white supremacist group, Black Legions, and had to move around several times while he was growing up (“Biography”). As an adult, he took after his father and spoke out as an advocate for Muslim-American and African American rights....   [tags: Racism, African American, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Martin and Malcolm

- Although Martin Luther King and Malcolm X both provided exceptional leadership during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, both took different paths in fighting for African American rights. The two, separately, were the defining figures of the 1960's black freedom struggle. On one side, you had a comfortable middle-class family southern Baptist: King, who advocated nonviolence learned through the studying of Gandhi juxtaposed with X, advocating social awareness who learned by experiencing injustice in society while studying lessons on Islam and black power....   [tags: Race, American History]

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The Black Male By Malcolm White

- ... Growing up in the northern part of America, Malcolm experienced racism a little differently than the blacks down south. In school, Malcolm was the president of his class, a part of the basketball team and had many achievements in school. So one would believe he had it easy. No, there was still discrimination towards blacks and who they were. Malcolm’s success in school soon diminished after the seventh grade. Malcolm’s English teacher labeled him by the color of his skin and said he would be nothing more than a nigger....   [tags: White people, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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The Ballot Or The Bullet, By Malcolm X

- ... Malcolm X stresses this point because he recognized how the pacifist philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement led to more manipulation of African Americans, expressing that “He made a chump out of you. He made a fool out of you. He made you think you were going somewhere and you end up going nowhere but between Lincoln and Washington” (Malcolm X 4). “He” would be the white politician who led African American leaders to believe their protests had an impact on what occurred in the capital. Malcolm X sees the amount of ground the Civil Rights Movement had gained amounted to the distance between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial; furthermore, he believed that until African Amer...   [tags: African American, Southern United States]

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The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X

- The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X Malcolm X should be everyone’s hero, someone people like myself should look up to as a human being. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either a racist or is extremely ignorant. Malcolm X wore his heart on his sleeve and whether right or wrong he was never afraid to say what was on his mind to anyone who cared to listen. I personally believe Malcolm X’s beliefs give me strength to do what's right and carry myself with dignity. I remember, as a kid, my parents had tons of books about Black History books....   [tags: hero, belief, powerful, essential, work]

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Malcolm X Impact on the World

- ... Due to his father involvement in the civil rights movement, his family was often harassed by the white supremacist group known as the Ku Klux Klan and one of its other organization, the Black Legion. When Malcolm Little was four years old, Klan members busted all of the windows in their family home, causing Malcolm’s father to move the family from Omaha, Nebraska to East Lansing, Michigan. The Little’s moved to Michigan in 1929, shortly after their move a racist mob set their house on fire. In 1931 Earl Little was found dead on the train tracks....   [tags: race, racism, change, society]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- The autobiography of Malcolm X is a book that will enlighten the reader into some of the hardships and discrimination the Afro-American has had to endure in America. Many people consider Malcolm X to be a radical leader, encouraging violence as a tool to fight discrimination. What this book does, for me and for many others, is open the world that Malcolm was faced and clarifies many of the controversial actions of Malcolm, such as preaching hate towards whites. The autobiography of Malcolm X is a book that helps the reader to understand some of the discrimination that Afro-Americans are faced with, all-the-while, explaining and giving reasoning to the deliberations that Malcolm X dealt and t...   [tags: White people, Black people, Racism, Race]

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A Deeper Look into Malcolm X

- Bang. Bang. One of the most argumentatively predominant civil rights leaders was murdered in the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan on February 21, 1965 (Malcolm X Bio). Malcolm X spent his whole life contributing to African-American civil rights. You may have already heard of him in the history books; however, there is a lot of information that they do not say. Malcolm used his religion and radical viewpoints, which may be why so much information is left out of the history books, to promote the advancement of his race and to become one of the leading activists for civil rights....   [tags: african american, drugs, dirty money]

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Malcolm X By Alex Haley

- ... Malcolm blames the welfare agency for breaking apart their family, showing his early distrust of set systems. Everyone but the two oldest children were put into foster care after their mother was taken from them. Malcolm was thankful to the Swerlins, a white family, for taking him in, but after his father 's death and his mother 's enrollment into a mental hospital Malcolm felt like a mascot. He was the top of his class but it seemed irrelevant; he felt like an oddity in a circus. His teacher, Mr....   [tags: Black people, Racism, White people, Race]

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Malcolm X: Leader and Mover

- “Brothers. Brothers, please. This is a house of peace!” These were Malcolm X’s last words before he was assassinated. His childhood was a stressful start and his life ended in a tragedy. Malcolm Little was destined to become great, inspirational, a leader. He was a very smart kid, inspired others to be like him. Most will probably remember him as a threat, a criminal, and an outlaw; but when you observe the bright side of his life, his greatness tends to shine. Even though Malcolm X had a very difficult childhood, he deeply contributed to the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: biography, kkk, civil rights movement]

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Mahatma Gandhi And Malcolm X

- ... There 's no such thing as a nonviolent revolution." Message to Grassroots, 1963. A revolution to establish an independent black nation won Malcolm X large numbers of followers as well as the authority. Due to the efforts of Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members when he was released from prison in 1952, to 40,000 members by 1960. In 1963, Malcolm X became deeply disappointed when he learned that his hero and mentor had violated many of his own teachings. Muhammad had, in fact, fathered several children out of wedlock....   [tags: Nonviolence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]

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Malcolm X: An Activist for Equality

- Almost nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, many African Americans in Southern states still inhabited an unequal world of segregation and other various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence. A perfect example of the segregation that was going on in the South was Jim Crow. The “Jim Crow” law is the former practice of segregating black people in the U.S in which was mostly upheld in the Southern States. The local and state levels secluded them from classrooms and bathrooms, from theaters and train cars, from juries and legislatures....   [tags: Discrimination, Opposition, violence]

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Malcolm X, By Alex Haley

- ... “At the white dances, of course, nothing black was allowed” (Malcolm X, pg 51). Again, representing the idea of the whole racial identity due to the acknowledgement of the colored skin and that the whiter the individual is, the better society would treat the individual anywhere the individual goes. “Most of Roseland’s dances were for whites only, and they had white bands only.” (Malcolm X, pg 51). Illustrated by Malcolm that the white man has the access to everything and that the African American had to obey the white man’s law of where to enter or not due to this, the tension of the both races began increasing but slowly....   [tags: Race, White American, White people, Racism]

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Malcolm X, By Alex Haley

- ... Williams laughed through it practically in a single breath, reading aloud how the Negroes had been slaves and then were freed, and how they were usually lazy and dumb and shiftless. He added, I remember, an anthropological footnote on his own, telling us between laughs how Negroes ' feet were ‘so big that when they walk, they don 't leave tracks, they leave a hole in the ground.’ (Haley and Malcolm X 232) His teacher’s words sparked the beginning of Malcolm’s animosity towards white people throughout the rest of his life....   [tags: White people, Black people]

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Malcolm X And The Nation Of Islam

- "The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he 's the victim and make the victim look like he 's the criminal." -- Malcolm X. When Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam rose to popularity through the 1950’s and 1960’s it was highly criticized by the media. Both parties sought to uplift African Americans and pull them from the grasps of white oppression and superiority. Words such as “black supremacists,” “anti-white,” “extremists,” and many others were used in the media to characterize Malcolm X and the NOI....   [tags: Black people, Racism, Black supremacy, Race]

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Brief Biography of Malcolm X

- Malcolm X was a political machine that was influenced by the Civil Rights Era he was born into. Even though Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were Civil Rights Leaders, they both had different ideas on how to get their point across. Malcolm X believed in the use of violence in self-defense and the establishment of a community separate for African Americans. After Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam, he became more peaceful and believed nonviolent tactics could solve segregation which is what Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Discrimination, Islam, Racism]

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Malcolm X : The Power

- ... But his world was upset in the eighth grade when his English teacher advised him not to try to become a lawyer because he was "a nigger." He became despondent and his schoolwork suffered. Finally, he asked to be transferred to the custody of his half-sister Ella, who lived in Boston. In Boston, Malcolm found himself more attracted to the street life in the ghetto than to Ella 's upper-class Roxbury society. A friend got him a job as a shoeshine boy at the Roseland Ballroom, which rapidly became the center of his social life....   [tags: Black people, White people, Racism]

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The Evolution of Malcolm X

- This paper will discuss the different stages of thought processes the former Nation of Islam minister, Malcolm X went through during his lifetime in terms of how he viewed white people, but more specifically “the white man” in America. The reason the focus is on White Americans is because these were the people outside of the Nation of Islam that shaped his life good or bad and put him on the path where he eventually transformed from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X who was one of the most polarizing and controversial figures during his lifetime and even nearly 50 years after his death the name Malcolm X causes certain people to shudder....   [tags: american history, black studies]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- Malcolm X is an extremely critical figure that contributed in shaping American social life. He was a famous man who articulated the struggle, anger, and beliefs of African Americans. He was a radical man who fought for change despite the situation. His struggle for equality for the black nation landed him in prison. While in prison, Malcolm was able to study, and earned a college degree. However, most importantly while in prison, Malcolm X was introduced to the Islam faith by one of the prisoners....   [tags: the mecca, muslim faith, black revolution]

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Malcolm X And The Black Revolution

- ... Malcolm continuously refers to whites as the cause of blacks problems. In his speech, he expresses his belief that the only resolution to the racial inequality in America is complete separation. This elucidates the reason in the matter of why he makes reference to the dark individuals as the lost sheep while in the meantime alluding to the white organization as a murderous and horrible wolf. This further clarifies the motivation behind why the dark populace looked for neither isolation nor partition as a result of the agony they encountered under the white populace....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- ... A successful job within the black community back then was either a janitor, a waiter, or a shoe shiner. The author puts emphasis on these “successful” jobs because they were highly respected and blacks who had these jobs were seen as superior over the other blacks. Malcolm challenges this standard by telling his teacher, Mr. Ostrowski, that he wants to become a lawyer, and instantly Mr. Ostrowski discourages Malcolm by planting the idea of systemic-oppression by telling him “A lawyer-that’s no realistic goal for a nigger....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people]

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Frederick Douglass And Malcolm X

- Everyone remembers when they learned to read and write some more than others. Even well known people like Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. They wrote narratives, “Learning to Read And Write” by Frederick Douglass and “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X, to show us when, where, and how they learned to read and write. Both authors go through struggles that we would never think could or would happen. Even though they go through struggles they still became eager to learn more to better themselves. It gave them power they never thought they could achieve....   [tags: Learning, Education, Slavery in the United States]

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Malcolm X's Life and Accomplishments

- Malcolm X was an African American minister and civil rights leader. Unlike many activists of his time, he took a different approach on the movement. In his lifetime, from 1925 to 1965, he was known as an advocate for the rights of blacks, and has been named one of the greatest and most influential men in history. Early Life Malcolm was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska to Louise and Earl Little. His Father, Earl, was a Baptist minister and an active member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (founded by Marcus Garvey)....   [tags: civil rights leader, blacks rights, racism]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- ... At the detention home he meets the Swirling who were nice people, yet they commonly said “nigger” which adds to the power since that word is a racial slur, also this bothers Malcolm a bit. Malcolm goes to class and he is top his class and when his teacher asks him what he would like to do as a career and Malcolm says he was to be a lawyer, to which the teacher responds,” Malcolm, one of lifes first needs is for us to be realistic. Don’t misunderstand me, now. We all here like you, you know that....   [tags: Black people, White people, Ku Klux Klan, Race]

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

- ... Going further, evidence of this method of development may be found easily in the text. For example, the text reads “I was my father 's seventh child. He had three children by a previous marriage-Ella, Earl, and Mary, who lived in Boston. He had met and married my mother in Philadelphia, where their first child, my oldest full brother; Wilfred, was born. They moved from Philadelphia to Omaha, where Hilda and then Philbert were born”; the duration of the book is narrated in this manner. The author uses this method in order to provide the clearest perspective possible to fully illustrate all of the effects a racist, intolerant society can have on a young African-American man’s mind....   [tags: White people, Racism, African American, Race]

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A Homemade Education By Malcolm X

- Having the knowledge to read and write may take someone into a completely different universe, it allows to see reality or escape from reality. It gives a better understanding of what goes on in the world, that being good or bad depending on how he wants to see it. Malcolm X wrote a short story " A Homemade Education," about how, his experience in prison allowed him to gain knowledge and to grow as an individual. Learning to read and write showed him, how to be mentally alive in a way that changed his life forever....   [tags: Learning, Education, Alternative education, School]

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Malcolm X And Paulo Freire

- ... Freire focuses mostly on the problems with the education system of his time. He tells of how the students were treated as lesser than the teachers. One of the main terms he uses is the "banking concept" (Freire). The "banking concept" is when the students are treated as "containers" that the teacher fills with information. The then memorize the information, store it, then repeat the process. Freire believed that when the "banking concept" (Freire) was used the students didn 't get to learn on their own, by experience....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning]

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Success in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

- In discussions of success, one controversial issue has been what factors most determine success. One the one hand, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld argues that their Triple Package is the key. On the other hand, Malcolm Gladwell contends that culture, practice, and luck are the most essential parts of success. Gladwell states facts, and gives reasoning behind all his stories. In his book, Outliers, he writes “When outliers become outliers it is not because of their own efforts. It's because of the contributions of lots of different people and lots of different circumstances, and that means we, as a society, have more control about who succeeds – and how many of us succeed – than we think.” (pg....   [tags: bill gates, the beatles, sucessful people]

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The Legacy Of Malcolm Pointon

- Introduction Malcolm Pointon was born in 1940. He was a famous pianist, a lecturer and a husband to Barbara Pointon, his wife of more than 20 years. In 1991, he was diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s disease and battled it for 16 years before dying in February 2007. His wife, Barbara, explained that the first clue were his piano skills getting worse, as “he started making mistakes in his once-perfect piano playing”. After getting diagnosed, Barbara decided to allow Paul Watson to document the development of Malcolm’s disease, which continued for 11 years until he died....   [tags: Alzheimer's disease, Emotion, Caregiver]

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Malcolm X: Internal Assessment

- A. Plan of Investigation The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was a revolutionary time period. There were many individuals who contributed to the progress of this movement in the 1950s and 1960s. One individual in particular was Malcolm Little, better known as Malcolm X. Like the famous Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X was a major leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Though Malcolm X's actions were political religion played an important role in determining what actions to take. This paper will investigate to what extent the teachings of the Nation of Islam influenced Malcolm X's actions during the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: civil rights movement, black power]

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Life of Malcolm X

- Malcolm X , was one of the most influential civil rights leaders of all time. The first thought that comes to most people’s mind when they hear the name Malcolm X is violence. To many, he is the exact opposite of MLK. In reality, Malcolm X was not violent, but he was much more aggressive than MLK, he was a passionate leader. As a child, Malcolm was influenced by his father. He was affected by white people at an early age when they burned his families house down and killed his father. Malcolm took a life of crime as a teenager, which would eventually lead him to serve time in prison....   [tags: violence, pationate leader, islam]

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Who is Malcolm X?

- Malcolm X Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the son of Louise Norton and Earl Little. He lived with 7 brothers and sisters. Malcolm’s father was an outspoken Baptist minister and on various occasions received death threats forcing his family to relocate twice before Malcolm’s fourth birthday. Malcolm’s father Earl Little, was a man of the Baptist preaching community who was a supporter of large civil right movements. Earl had many encounters with the Legion and the Klu Klux Klan....   [tags: civil rights movements, american history]

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The Truth Of Salvation By Malcolm X

- ... And now Mr. Hughes does not believe in Jesus because when he needed him he was not there. I am a Muslim so I have never gone to a revival, but I have been to a quite a few church services. A funeral service I attended in the summer of 2015 of my 14-year-old friend Reese, the preacher tried to revive many children who attended the service. I believe only a select few people was actually revived and changed their way of life. Mr. Hughes would not have been the only one who had not seen the light they were expecting to see....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, Family]

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Biography of Malcolm X

- The history of the world has had its encounters with separation and segregation when it comes to race. Racism is poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race as defined by Webster dictionary. Racism is still affecting America in this day and time. Racism is not as bad today as it was in the 1950s and 1960s. Racism is has a different face today. For a long time the world has seen racism as a large problem and this has caused ethnic groups to be looked down on or forced to live with difficulties and suppression....   [tags: Racism, Civil Rights Movements]

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The Power Of Context By Malcolm Gladwell

- Human nature is a consolidation of common characteristics, traits, feelings, and behavior that all humans share. Human nature is a very delicate because it can be easily manipulated by environmental, and cultural changes. In Malcolm Gladwell’s text, “The Power of Context”, he states that the environment has an affect on a person’s behavior, which is the way a person acts, and the environment alters more of a person’s behavior then he or she readily admits because the person’s character is unstable....   [tags: Natural environment, Human, Environmental science]

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The Power Of Context By Malcolm Gladwell

- Identity is consist of separate and distinct parts such as culture, gender, behaviour and decisions. Individuals view and opinions also reflects their identity. Conflicting values and violence influence behaviour, value or opinion of an individuals which shapes or changes their identity. Leslie Bell, in her essay selection from Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom writes about dilemmas of sexual freedom that young women face. Bell also discusses how media spreads contradictory messages about women sexuality and how it influences young women....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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The Power Of Context By Malcolm Gladwell

- Life is a sequence of experiences. A culture is a compilation of many different individual experiences combined to form one collective experience. Cultures form to match what people experience in their environment. This is why cultures differ between every segment of society. Cities have separate cultures, towns have separate cultures; even households have cultures that separate them from other households. When multiple people live together their collective experience defines who they are as a group....   [tags: Environment, Natural environment, The Culture]

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The Power Of Context By Malcolm Gladwell

- ... Because Claudia is a women, she 's not expected to have one-night stands. As a result, she 's battling the struggle of hiding her sexual desires because what society expects from a woman. She can 't truly be herself because she has to mask her sexual desires. On the other hand, one man introduced in Gladwell 's essay, William Bratton took complete control of New York City police department. Gladwell states Bratton, “a born leader. His wife stayed behind in Boston, so he was free to work long hours” this shows that characteristics ascribed to a man is leadership and independence (154)....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Gender, Man]

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Who was Malcolm X?

- Malcolm Little, formerly known as Malcolm X or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19,1925. Malcolm was the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little. His father Earl Little was an outspoken Baptist minister who was a devoted follower of Marcus Garvey, because of this the Little family would receive many death threats from white supremacist groups and was forced to relocate multiple times. In 1929 the Little home was burned to the ground by a racist mob, and the towns all-white emergency responders just watched and refused to help....   [tags: Activisrm, African-American, Muslim]

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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

- ... Mavens are those that know a lot about a lot of different things. They may recommend a certain restaurant and you must go because you know what they told you about it is true. And Salesmen are exactly that: people that are easily social and persuading. The Stickiness Factor says that the messenger matters, but so does the quality of that message. It needs, what Gladwell calls, “stickiness.” Gladwell explains how two children’s television shows started a social epidemic by using factors of “stickiness.” Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues used different methods of making their information stick to their viewers, 4 and 5 year olds with short attention spans....   [tags: content analysis]

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The 's Bargain By Malcolm Gladwell

- A parent’s first priority in life is to ensure the safety and well-being of their children. Education is the most important factor in a child 's life; it controls their future, quality of life and impact in which they will leave for the next generation. However their education is limited by the quality of schools in which they will attend. This is the biggest component to making sure they receive the best education possible. The New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell delivers a radical idea for educational reform in his non-fiction book Outliers....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Education]

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MLK and Malcolm X

- Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were very influential civil rights advocates during the nineteen-fifties and nineteen-sixties, and continue to have an influence on people today. However, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X have quite different legacies, of which are based on quite different philosophies and tactics. To understand why Dr. King and Malcolm X had drastically different thoughts and approaches to civil rights in the United States, their lives must also be looked at — as their lives leading up to their leadership were drastically different....   [tags: Civil Rights, Race]

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Malcolm X and Gandhi

- ... Hinduism expresses that all religions are genuine pathways back to the Supreme Creator; Muslims generally have contempt for other faiths and believe that only those of their religion are allowed into heaven, and only certain ones whom are chosen by Allah. The belief that all life is sacred and the practice of ahisma, or non-injury, is a big part of Hinduism. Muslims are quite opposite with their belief of the jihad, or the Holy War, and the fact that they are willing to hurt others or themselves in order to make it into their heaven....   [tags: notorious popular and influential leaders]

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Offensive Play, by Malcolm Gladwell

- Offensive Play It’s time for kickoff. The kicker tee’s up the ball and is waiting for the call from the referee so he can kick the ball. The tension is building up with the opposing team as they await the kick. The whistle blows and the referee gives him the clear to kick the ball. He kicks it and the ball sails to the opposite end zone. The returner grabs ahold of the ball and takes off as fast as he can only hoping a hole opens up for him. He run and meets the first defender, the returner thinks on his feet and jukes him out climbing to the next level he keeps going forward....   [tags: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy]

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A Marriage By Malcolm Wade

- Many married couples face insurmountable odds ranging from: family, friends, finances and co-workers. With all the factors outside of a marriage that may cause stress internally on a marriage, it is more important than ever for a husband and wife to work hard to encourage and support each other. When the stress on the marriage is not caused by outside factors but by a spouse, the lack of encouragement and support can be devastating; there is one such case in the book Desperation Passes. Malcolm Wade is the “Compliance Officer,” or counselor, at CSU for the athletic department....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Spouse]

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My Experience At Malcolm Gladwell

- ... I signed up for the short story competition and started scribbling away every moment of my free time. When I signed up, I had two months to write a story. By the time I finally submitted one, there were only three days left before the deadline. It wasn’t that I hadn’t been working on something, it was that my work wasn’t perfect. My story was about a girl with cerebral palsy who won Homecoming Queen but realized it was an empty consolation prize when no one treated her any differently afterward....   [tags: Short story, High school, Ayumi Hamasaki, Want]

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Life Of Malcolmx

- "Don't let people put labels on you-and don't put them on yourself. Sometimes a label can kill you." (qtd.Malcolm X) These words were spoken by Malcolm X, who fought for Civil Rights for African Americans. The irony of it all was that his very own quote was proven by how he himself was assassinated. Malcolm X himself predicted his own death because he knew his beliefs were controversial, but what was so different in his life. How was his thoughts and beliefs so different that it brought him death....   [tags: Malcolm X Biography African American]

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