Malcolm X And The Civil Rights Movement

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Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was an influential black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike many other African American leaders of this time, who supported nonviolent methods, Malcolm X believed in using more aggressive actions during the time of the civil rights movement. In the United States, there was a major movement for racing integration trying to bring both races together in peace. However, Malcolm strongly believed that African Americans never achieved equality in a society dominated by white people and therefore should call for racial separation. He urged followers to defend themselves from white aggression