Essay on Malcolm X And The Civil Rights Movement

1124 Words May 5th, 2016 5 Pages
We all know Martin Luther King Jr. as a major leader in the colored community, but he was not the only one to stick up for his rights. We have heard the speeches, and the other important events that had took place, but there was always more to it. Malcolm X, along with Martin Luther, believed it was their “duty” to make a change in the way the world was. With that being said, Malcolm took a journey in doing just that. Whatever it took, he was going to make a difference. Malcolm X made a significant dent in the Civil Rights Movement.
Theactivist, speaker, and author Malcolm X was born May 19th, 1925 just on the outskirts of Omaha Nebraska. He was born to the name of Malcolm Little, and he was the son of a preacher. After his family had been threatened by the KKK (Klu Klux Klan) they moved to Lansing, Michigan. The Little family thought they would be okay as they started in a new place, but things took a traumatic turn from then on.Their house burned to the ground, and Malcolm’s father was viciously murdered by a group known as “Black Legionaries”. When his body was found, it was in horrible condition. Reports say that his father’s head was severely injured on the side and if anymore force had been applied to his head it would have been severed from his body. Even with the information of the threats and the reports on the body, officials refused to believe anything happened other than suicide. Malcolm’s mom knowing her husband did not kill himself, could not deal with the…

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