Malcolm X : The Black Nationalist Ideals Essay

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Malcolm X was born on May 19 1925 as Malcolm Little in Nebraska. He was the fourth child out of eight in the family. Malcolm was the son of James E. Little, a preacher who supported the black nationalist ideals of Marcus Garvey. Since
Malcolm 's father was such an outspoken man,and the racists did not like this, he would constantly receive threats so they moved to Lansing, Michigan, where his father continued to preach his beliefs despite the threats. The Little 's moved thinking they would be safer but the racism was worse in Lansing, a angry white mob set their house on fire ,and the responders refused to do help. In 1931,
Malcolm’s father was brutally murdered, they said it was a suicide but by the way he died it could not have been possible. The Michigan police refused to prosecute those responsible. Malcolm 's mother never recovered from the shock and grief of Malcolm 's father 's death and was later omitted into a mental hospital, and Malcolm spent his childhood in foster homes.
In school Malcolm X was the school 's only black student,He was brilliant academically and was liked by his classmates. The turning point in Malcolm X 's childhood came in 1939, when his English teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he answered that he wanted to be a lawyer. His teacher said, "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?" Once he was told that
,he thought that there was no…

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