Malcolm X: An African American Leader

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As an African-American leader, Malcolm X was a well-known in the Nation. He was against the race pride and black nationality in the 1950s and '60s. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, In Omaha, Nebraska. He was a black leader that worked for a spokesman for the black of the Nation during the 1950s and '60s. He has join the nation of Islam when he was in prison. Malcolm X used to encourage black people to fight for the freedom from the racism "by any means necessary," overall, in the beginning, violence. He advocated and lead the civil rights movements for blacks soon before that his assassination, on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been arranging to deliver a speech. Malcolm X Middle East visit has changed …show more content…
Everyone in his class liked him, his classmates have elected him to be the class president. Yet, he had the feeling that they were not treating him as human rather he felt he was a pet. In 1939, an incident happened between Malcolm X and his teacher had the great impact on his activism life and that when his teacher asked him "what he wanted to be when he grew up” Malcolm X answered: that he wished to be a lawyer when he grew up. The teacher responded, "One of life 's first needs is for us to be realistic ... you need to think of something you can be ... why don 't you plan on carpentry?" Having thus been told in no uncertain terms that there was no point in a black child pursuing education." (Autobiography). Malcolm X then dropped out from the school and moved to Boston to live with his older sister, Ella. Ella, his sister, also had affected his personality as she used to be a very prod black women who is not ashame of the color whatsoever." Ella helped Malcolm to get a job for shining shoes at the Roseland Ballroom on the streets of Boston. Later, Malcolm X start selling drugs. Even though he had another job as kitchen helper on the Yankee Clipper, Malcolm X start to fall deep into the life of …show more content…
And one day after a big argument between Malcolm parents, his father decided to end his life by committing suicide. Malcolm’s painful childhood influenced both his experience and victory. The systemic racism and gross injustice that faced the black people in this nation was indeed the main source of suffering for Malcolm. Losing his father because of the KKK bigotry and crime, drop out from the school loosing hope to be what he wanted to be, all these had caused Malcolm to often be in trouble as a young man. The deep pain and difficulties in the early life of Malcolm X have enabled him to relate himself the race of African Americans, and as important, for them, feeling the same pain, many black have followed Malcolm radical rejection of racism in America (Teaching American

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