Malcolm X's Legacy

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The Legacy of Malcolm X
Malcolm Little, also known as Malcolm X, heavily influenced the world based on his beliefs and preachings. The question is, how did Malcolm X’s actions to take a stand for his beliefs contribute to society and future generations? This controversial black leader has left an impact on the world and has influenced new ideas. Malcolm X has proven that he has taken a stand by noticing what was wrong with the world and what he believed should be changed. He developed new ideas and argued against the world’s ideas of racism, white supremacy, equality, etc. With this, he took a stand for what he believed in by publicly preaching his thoughts and persuading audiences with his strong words. He gave African Americans a voice in
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The world believed in non-violence and that everything be done peacefully. This idea was first developed by Martin Luther King. He persuaded people that everything they fight for be done in a peaceful manner. Malcolm X went against this and preached the opposite. He encouraged people that self-defense is something we all share as a common right. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley, Malcolm’s main ideas were expressed. Haley quotes Malcolm X, “It has always been my belief that I, too, will die by violence” (2). This shows that Malcolm was ready to die fighting. He would die proudly of violence, as long as he was standing up for himself and what he believed …show more content…
People conformed with the idea that everyone followed what the white men said. They were praised and were treated and seen as superior to the other races, especially blacks. Malcolm X wanted his people, the African Americans to know that they no longer had to follow in the white men. He preached that they were capable of being in charge of their own community and own ideas. In History: Malcolm X, ideas Malcolm adapted from Elijah Muhammad were described, “Muhammad’s thesis that the white men is the devil with whom blacks cannot live had a strong impact on Malcolm” (Eric Foner and John A. Garraty). This means that Malcolm viewed white people as “devils” that kept black people from the ability to live their lives freely. They were thought of as a race below human. Malcolm was tired of his people being unable to develop their own ideas and own beliefs. They were unable to “live” meaning they were unable to live a life where they could control their own race as a