Malcolm X The Malcolm X film by Spike Lee was a great dramatic bibliography. In this film it goes through how Malcolm lived his life until the day he died. The movie starts from Malcolm's early years as a hustler and hanging out with White people, to becoming one of the most powerful African American leaders in history. The movie shows how one person can affect so many lives and how one person can change so many things. All though the way Malcolm viewed things was not always in a positive way he is still one of the most important figures till this day. During the early years of Malcolm's life, Malcolm would try and live the life of a White man. He would date white woman and perm his hair in order for it to be straight like the White folks Malcolm became a drug dealar and even a pimp and earned the nickname “Red”. Later Malcolm planned a robbery that was successful at the time, but then the police under-covered it and Malcolm was then sentenced to 10 years in Prison. While in Prison Malcolm meet a prison mate who was part of the Nation of Islam. The prison mate showed him the beauty of being a African American and tells him that the White men are the reason for all the violence and that Malcolm buying all the things the White men make is supporting the White men. His prison mate then showed Malcolm the dictionary and from there on Malcolm would read it everyday and every night. After changing himself over Malcolm then wrote a letter to The leader of the Nation of Islam Elijah Muhammad and asked him if he could join the Nation of Islam. Elijah welcomed Malcolm into the Nation of Islam, and told Malcolm to change his last name to X which symbolizes that his true African name has been lost. Malcolm then got released from prison and went on to learn more about the Nation of Islam. In the next couple of years of learning more and more about the Nation of Islam, Malcolm then became their spokesperson. Malcolm would preach about ethnocentrism of the Black race and how it is superior over others. He also begins to preach racism against the White man for the pain and suffering they placed upon the Black man throughout American history. Malcolm became a leader and role model for many African-Americans and many of them looked up to him to see how they should deal with the Whites. All of the attention that Malcolm was receiving did not please Elijah Muhammad. After a conversation with the media about the assassination of President John. F Kennedy, Elijah Muhammad suspended Malcolm for 90 days. Malcolm then traveled to Islam the home place of the Muslim religion. He then learns that its not about the color of your skin it is about fighting for the same thing no matter the skin color. Realizing that Elijah Muhammad was only teaching him to hate other people because of the color of their skin and not because of what they believe he decides to leave the Nation of Islam. After leaving the Nation of Islam he created his own group called the Muslim Mosque. Malcolm offered that any Black person is invited to join. Elijah Muhammad was not happy with this and ordered one of the men that followed Malcolm to rig his car. In the next serval months Malcolm received numerous death threats. Then one night Malcolm's house was set on fire by people who Malcolm suspected was from the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was then assassinated at Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York City by 3 black men. In this movie about Malcolm X, I find it to be very interesting how the Nation of Islam worked. For the Black men that were inside the organization it showed that they were all very angry against White men. There were many things that the movie showed about how the Nation of Islam and how Malcolm X tried to get the respect they deserve from the White's. Malcolm would speak in front of a huge crowd and would preach to them about how the
Who was Malcom X? He was a civil rights activist who was assassinated at age 39 on February 21, 1965. Throughout his life he had some major realizations that impacted his life majorly. Growing up he had the same opinion about every white person. He believed that every one of them were evil because of the way they enslaved people of color since the beginning of times.
From a young age Malcom X was exposed to civil rights issues. His father Earl Little, was a part of a controversial…
Malcom X Journals
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"Where "nigger" had slipped off my back before, wherever I heard it now, I stopped and looked at whoever said it. And they were surprised that I did." I choose this quote because it shows how Malcom changed from a misbehaving teenagers to a prideful and aware adult. The entire books shows the readers how strong he was by showing the terrible ways he was treated and how he handled it so politely and pridefully.…
Religion ISU: Biography
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Malcolm Little was born May 19, 1925, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He died February 21, 1965, New York, New York. Malcolm was an African American leader and a powerful person in the Nation of Islam; he was the one who spoke of the ideas of race pride and Black Nationalism in the 1960’s.
When Malcolm was a young boy, his father, Reverends Earl Little died getting hit by a streetcar. The rest of Malcolm’s was so poor that their…
Malcolm X was incarcerated for seven years, he was a street hustler convicted of robbery in 1964. During that time it was that Malcolm X became a disciple of Mr. Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm also began to educate himself because of his increasing frustration of not being able to express himself in the letters that he wrote to Mr. Muhammad. Malcolm X believed that it was up to the individual to want to learn and educate themselves. Malcolm x effectively uses personal experience to persuade his general…
Malcolm X The Real Story
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 with the government name Malcolm Little to the loving parents of Earl and Elise Norton Little. He was born at University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. His father was a Baptist minister and his mother was a homemaker occupied with eight children. Malcolm was 7 months old when his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to avoid the KKK. In January 1928 they move again to Lansing, Michigan, this time trying…
M.L.K and Malcolm X
The two most influential civil rights activists in American history were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. They supported equal rights for every race, but when comparing MLK’s “I Have a Dream’ and Malcolm X’s “The Ballot or the Bullet,” one sees the similarities in their rhetorical styles and differences in their tone and message. As seen in “I Have a Dream,” MLK has a more civilized and peaceful solution to the nation’s problems; whereas in X’s he has a will to do whatever…
OGT Write #4
Of the people whose names are mentioned in history, some men like Thomas Edison are praised for their genius minds and Martin Luther King for his courageous and peaceful movements, 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…
“One day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.” 1960’s Martin Luther King wanted integration. Malcom X wanted segregation. Whose ideas made the most sense for America in the 1960’s? On the issue of working or getting an education jointly or separately, Martin Luther King made the most sense for America in the 1960’s.
“With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, and to climb up freedom together knowing…
Reverend Earl Little
African-American leader, Malcom X, converts to the Islamic Religion. He travels and preaches The Islamic religion to others as also including in racism in his preaching’s and how it needs to stop. He explains that even though people are black they are still people everyone is the same origin called human kind.
Malcolm X was an African American leader…
Malcolm X is truly a man shaped by experience. From his childhood filled with racism, to his jail experience and following of Elijah Muhammad to his pilgrimage to Mecca all the way to the end of his life. He impacted the people and created a movement and awakening of black consciousness throughout America, the Middle East and Africa. He rejected the mainstream Civil Rights Movement of non-violence which was led by Dr.Martin Luther King Jr and the NAACP. He encouraged black men to use…