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 audience about the importance of taking personal responsibility for self education so that they may know the true history of a black mans role in the world not just the version of the white men. Malcolm wanted to influence his African American people through his actions and his literature to educate themselves so they may see and understand the world as it truly is and not how the whites want them to see it. As Malcolm said “this new world opened to me, as I began to read and understand.” Malcolm red endlessly and was fascinated with history books more so with the books having to do with black peoples history. He wanted to uncover the history of the black man because the only history he ever knew about his people was covered in one paragraph during a class when Malcolm was in the 7th grade. Malcolm had said “history has been whitened,when white men had written history books, the black man simply had been left out.” This is also why Malcolm was relentless in educating him self. He wanted to fined out the history of black people for himself because he was tired of being fed the “whitened” history by white men, and so that he may reach out to his people and empower them to go and educate themselves as he did. Malcolm X believed that no man in America knew the truth from the history books. He stated “you can hardly show me a black adult in America – or a white one, for that matter who knows from the history books anything like the truth about a black man's role.” Malcolm X spent seven years in prison educating himself. Malcolm knew that through education would come freedom. He confirmed “in those seven years of being in prison I never had been so truly free in my life”. Even though Malcolm was still imprisoned, he felt as though he was free because he was finally free of his ignorance which blinded him from seeing the truth in the world. As he confirmed “with every additional book I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness, and blindness that was afflicting the black race in America.” Malcolm felt that for the most part black people in America were ignorant, there for could not see or properly act on what was going on around them. Malcolm wanted to share what he learned from
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
Entry #1 (option 10)
"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…
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…
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…