Read more about the Nation of Islam. Early years and conversion Born in Nebraska, while an infant Malcolm moved with his family to LansingMichigan. When Malcolm was six years old, his father, the Rev. Earl Little, a Baptist minister and former supporter of the early black nationalist leader Marcus Garveydied after being hit by a streetcar, quite possibly the victim of murder by whites.
Board of Education inthe civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passionately, than the rest.
Malcolm X—once called the most dangerous man in America—challenged the world to listen and learn the truth as he experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it.
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published inMalcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley.
In a unique collaboration, Haley worked with Malcolm X for nearly two years, interviewing, listening to, and understanding the most controversial leader of his time. Raised in Lansing, Michigan, Malcolm Little journeyed on a road to fame as astonishing as it was unpredictable. Drifting from childhood poverty to petty crime, Malcolm found himself in jail.
It was there that he came into contact with the teachings of a little-known Black Muslim leader renamed Elijah Muhammad.
When his conscience forced him to break with Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity to reach African Americans across the country with an inspiring message of pride, power, and self-determination.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X defines American culture and the African American struggle for social and economic equality that has now become a battle for survival. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless.
It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.
Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.The Autobiography of with the assistance of Alex Haley Introduction by M.
S. Handler Epilogueòy Alex Haley Afterword by Ossie Davis Ballantine Books New York. Malcolm X was an intelligent man who managed to unite the people of the U.S.A and bring them forward and into white society by performing talks, speeches and interviews on the radio.
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