Essay Question: Assess the Extent That Malcolm X Achieved His Goals in "The Civil Rights Movement' in America. (Consider the Legacy Malcolm X Left Behind)

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Essay Question: Assess the extent that Malcolm X achieved his goals in "The Civil Rights Movement' in America. (Consider the legacy Malcolm X left behind)

Malcolm X aspired for justice and liberalisation for all African-American people during the late 1950's and early 1960's. He was a dynamic spokesperson and used religious concepts from the Nation of Islam to appeal to many African-Americans. Malcolm X was an activist for Black Nationalism and separation as solutions to the scourge of white racism. He preached against many teaching of other Civil Rights activists, and discarded ideas of non-violence and desegregation. His rough bringing combined with religious concepts from the Black Muslims, was what brought about his biased opinion
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He followed with the movement and moved in with Elijah Muhammad, where he studied for his ministry. On June of 1953, Malcolm became assistant minister of the Detroit Mosque and was the first step to the success that was to be foretold.

With the great success he had as assistant minister at Detroit, he soon found himself as the head minister of the Boston and Philadelphia by 1955. Malcolm X became a key figure for the Black Muslim movement and was responsible for converting many African American people. With his continual success with converting followers, he soon was appointed the national spoke person for the Black Muslim movement. During the period between 1952 to 1962, Malcolm had a lot of influence and prestige amongst the black community. He debated and ministered at many public functions, challenging the values that other Civil Rights activists were trying to instil in African Americans. He travelled all over America preaching the fundamentals of the nation of Islam in inner city ghettos and substandard housing units. The Nation of Islam taught self-help and preached self-respect; it also provided schools both for children and adults and offered cooperative food and clothing shops. Its mosques were seen as centres of a culturally enriched life. Black people became attracted the philosophies of the Nation of

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