1960's Diary Entries
Witness to the assassination of Malcolm X
Dear Diary, I am one of many to witness the assassination of Malcolm X. On February 21, 1965 today we have lost a legacy. Malcolm X was a strong speaker, and was moved by many African Americans. He did so much to make us feel connected with our African American heritage. He would say the words that we would think but were scared to say. Malcolm X lost his life by the Nation of Islam; everyone is surrounded by questions of this fearless man’s death. The files The Files of Malcolm X, reveals The Smoking Guns in the FBI reports, which was dated for February 22, 1965, the files declares that Malcolm X had 10 gun shots penetrating to the chest, his thigh and
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He was accused of burglary and sentenced for 8-10 years. He educated himself during his ten years while being incarcerated. He was introduced to the Islam and begins teaching. When serving a few turns in prison, he became a minister in the Nation of Islam of several place of worship in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Soon he created newsprint called “Muhammad Speaks” that rivaled in contentious outlooks about the great ideas that African Americans remained greater than ever. Malcolm traveled to many different place and preaching the message of the black Muslims. He believed that blacks were better than whites, that blacks and whites should be segregated that blacks must protect themselves “by any means necessary”. He was a charismatic speaker, who won thousands of converts. Malcolm X gave a voice to Black Nationalism and worked towards the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. In 1964, he gave a speech that asserts nationalism, rather than non-violent protest, is the route to civil rights for black Americans. Although few expressed a continued many African Americans became compelled with his words. He outspoken words were like calls for militant action gave voice to Black nationalists and served as a wake-up call to Whites who feared them.
He quickly made himself rise high and build his rank, he then decided to organize mosques in several different cities and soon became the official spokesman for the Nation of Islam; his…