The Autobiography Of Malcolm X Summary
Do you know who Malcom X is? Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. Malcolm X exhibited concepts of pride, black nationalism, and race in the 1950s and 1960s. The early years, teenage years, and years of being a minister/human rights activist makes up the autobiography of Malcom x.
During the early years, Malcom X was considered Malcolm Little. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm was the fourth of eight children born to his mother the homemaker and his father a preacher. His father, Early little, participated in civil rights activism. The family was frequently getting harassed from white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan …show more content…
The prison’s debate program introduced Malcolm to public speaking. He always brought the idea of race into his arguments. The debates taught him rhetorical skills that he ends up using when converting to the Nation of Islam. Malcolm is soon released from prison and begins to work for ford motor company. Elijah Muhammad needed ministers for his growing nation, so Malcolm X quits his job at the Ford Motor Company and begins training. Elijah Muhammad sends Malcom to Boston when he felt that he was ready to build a temple there. Malcolm visits his old hustlers to bring them into the temple to change their lives. Malcolm travels to Philadelphia where he and his followers develop techniques to bring in blacks. The relationship begins to worsen between Malcolm and the Nation of Islam after President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Malcolm breaks the order of no minister comment on the assassination. He speaks on the murder in Dallas being somehow justifiable. By the early 1960s, Malcolm X became the alternative leading voice of the Civil Rights Movement. He implemented Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of a peaceful and integrated society. Malcolm’s vision was for African Americans to see themselves as one of a number of nonwhite minorities seeking justice worldwide. He visits to several African nations, Egypt, and India to inspire his vision of a worldwide for the civil rights movement. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot to death by a Nation of Islam member while speaking at a rally of his organization in New York