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FC: Malcolm X and the fight for freedom

1: A man who stands for nothing with fall for anything - Malcolm X

2: Malcolm X was a Civil Rights Activist in the nineteen th century. He was one of the largest leaders that made an impact of the black rights situation. He was known for having a different theory of freedom then Martin Luther King and they were constantly fighting. Malcolm was known for wanting to fight freedom with violence, not with peace. | Who is Malcolm X?

3: The Civil Rights Movement for Blacks in American went for a time span of 100 years, and has been stretching even longer before and after! | The point of the movement was for African Americans to have equal access to the basic privileges and rights of an U.S citizen... African man and women, even whites, held local and national movements throughout the country Finally the movement came to an end during the huge march in Washington DC. in 1863 when Martin Luther Gave his I have a dream speech. After Kennedy's death, the new president Lyndon B. john passed a bill to allow black equal 1864. | What is the Civil Black Movement?

4: Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little on May 19th, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm's father was a Baptist minister and a follower of Marcus Garvey, the black nationalist leader. His family had to move very often because of the racism in the neighborhoods they were living in, including Omaha, where they were threatened my the Ku Klux Klan. When the family moved into an all white neighborhood, their house was burned down. When Malcolm turned 6, his father was mysteriously murdered on the side of a railroad | track. Not only was his father dead, but 3 out of 4 of Malcolm's uncles were murdered by white people. When the Great Depression hit, Malcolm, his 7 siblings and his mother struggled. His mother grew mentally ill and Malcolm was put into foster care. As Malcolm grew older, he started getting into trouble, when he was 13 years old, he was sent to a juvenile detention home. When he was 15, he dropped out of school. As he became an adult, he moved to Boston with his sister. There he worked as a shoeshine boy, a bus boy and a waiter. | Malcolm's Story

6: During Malcolm's days in Boston, he really started living the criminal live. He was drawn the black ghetto, where he started gambling, drug dealing and burglary. In 1942 Malcolm moved to New York City and continued his criminal | life there. He quickly rose in the criminal world and was known all over town as, Detroit Red. When the police uncovered his identity, Malcolm returned to Boston. In Boston, Malcolm was arrested for burglary and was sentenced 10 years in prison. During his time in jail, Malcolm's brother Reginold had told him about black Muslims. The Black Muslims were an Islamic religious organization whose official name was the Lost-Found Nation of Islam. The leader of the group was Elijah Muhammad . Malcolm started studying Muhammad's teachings and practiced the religion.

7: In 1952, when Malcolm was released, he went to Chicago to meet Elijah Muhammad. There he became assistant minister to Muhammad and later went to lead the mosque in Harlem. Malcolm's name was changed to Malcolm X by Muhammad, the "X" represented his slave name that would be forever lost. Malcolm X became the national spokesman for Black Muslims, his debating talents helped spread the movement's message. The Black Islam community grew fast in America and the message of using violence rather than peace spread. Soon, Malcolm was kicked out of office because of Malcolm's strong passion for violence, and because Malcolm also said that JFK's death was a case of "the chickens coming home to roost. " Malcolm started his own organizations, "The Muslim Mosque" and "Afro-American Unity." He no longer believed that blacks were greater then whites and became full Muslim. He went on trips to Africa, Europe and even Mecca, the holiest city of Islamic religion. There he changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. He still continued to fight for black rights all over the world, until February 21st, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated and shot 16 times in the head on his way to a meeting.

9: Malcolm X sculpted the future for America. Even though sometimes his strategy was looked down on by others, Malcolm X, through his hard work and dedication, influenced the way blacks are now equal today. Without Malcolm X to thankful for, you may not be able to go outside and see whites and blacks hand in hand. Though he took the violent road, he impacted our lives with love and peace for everyone of all colors. | Malcolm's Impact

10: - http://www.notablebiographies.com/Lo-Ma/Malcolm-X.html#b -http://www.malcolmx.com/about/bio.html - http://www.biography.com/people/ malcolm-x-9396195 (See video!!!) - http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes /authors/m/malcolm_x.html - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm 0944318/bio | Resources

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