Essay on Black Activist : Malcolm X

2210 Words Nov 3rd, 2014 9 Pages
Mari Kelley
Professor Carl Greer
Modern American History
24 October 2014
Black Activist: Malcolm X Malcolm X is known for being as one of many contributors to the controversy of black segregation in America. Like many of the civil right’s leaders he fought for the black’s freedom and rights doing whatever it took to make society see the racial problems in America. Although his ways and thoughts of achieving freedom for blacks differed from most, Malcolm ideas and beliefs were on similar levels with the other activists. His aspirations for blacks in society and ideas are what drove him to achieve what he did which also changed him over the years. How Malcolm X became a man of nothing, but tragedy to a remarkable man of integrity renown all around the world. Born in Omaha Nebraska, Malcolm Little endured many hardships and had a difficult upbringing. His father a man of the church was a preacher and an avid follower to Marcus Garvey, who sought black unity, respect for them, and decency. Even though his father strongly believed in the rights and freedom of African Americans, his strong will of expressing those things was smoldered by the triple K clan, who despised colored people mixing in with American society. A group that still flourishes today, standing strong with their belief that white man should not interact with colored people even though their group is smaller than years ago. Under the circumstances his family was forced to move to Lansing, Michigan where there…

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