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  SparkNotes: The Autobiography Of Malcolm X: Context
Malcolm x was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925, and spent much of his life fighting for equal rights for African Americans.
Malcolm X’s separatism and militancy contrasted with the desegregation efforts and nonviolent tactics of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the result of a collaboration between Malcolm X and journalist Alex Haley.
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  Malcolm X's Birthday (African-American)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, Malcolm X became one of the most outspoken and popular leaders of the fl nationalist movement in the 1960s.
Malcolm X was imprisoned in 1946 for burglary and embraced the Nation of Islam while in prison.
Malcolm X was a fervent supporter of fl separatism and spoke eloquently and bitterly against white people.
www3.kumc.edu /diversity/ethnic_relig/malcolm.html   (225 words)

 Malcolm X - MSN Encarta
Malcolm X rose rapidly in the Nation of Islam organization as a minister and recruiter of new members.
Malcolm X also had come to reject some of the tenets of the Nation of Islam, including Elijah Muhammad’s theory that the white race was created by a dissident “mad scientist” named Yakub.
In 1964, shortly after his break with Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X made a pilgrimage to Mecca, the holy Muslim city in Saudi Arabia that was the birthplace of the founder of Islam.
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 malcolm x on education
Malcolm X is a fascinating person to approach as an educational thinker - not because he was an academic or had any scholastic achievements but as an example of what can be achieved by someone engages in 'homemade' or self-education.
Malcolm X (1925 – 1965) was born as Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925.
This chapter in his autobiography is extremely moving as it documents a man’s desperate pursuit of an education.
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 Malcolm X. (1925-1965)
At the age of fifteen Malcolm, who never finished any school, was visited by his half-sister Ella and not long after he moved to Roxbury, the fl district of Boston, to stay with her.
Malcolm helped the Black Muslim Movement to establish in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit and soon was seen as a threat by the white population.
Malcolm X decided, under the influence of Cassius Clay alias Muhammed Ali, to leave the Black Muslim Movement and to found his own protest group, the Organisation of Afro-American Unity.
www.malcolm-x.net   (774 words)

 Malcolm X Biography
Malcolm’s mother had a nervous breakdown and the eight children were sent to various foster homes.
After his parole in 1952, Malcolm X became a brilliant and charismatic speaker, building the Nation of Islam from 400 to 30,000 members.
While preparing to speak in a Harlem ballroom on February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed by three assassins from the Nation of Islam.
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 Malcolm X: Legacy of a revolutionary
Malcolm did well in school, but was told by a teacher that his idea of being a lawyer was “no realistic goal for a nigger.” He dropped out, moving to New York and later Boston, where he became a drug dealer and hustler.
Malcolm derided the 1963 March on Washington as “the farce on Washington,” and criticized Martin Luther King’s advocacy of nonviolence.
Malcolm thus blazed a trail for the rise of Black revolutionary organizations such as the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers--and the revival of the far left generally in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
www.socialistworker.org /2005-1/531/531_06_MalcolmX.shtml   (2080 words)

 Democracy Now! | The Undiscovered Malcolm X: Stunning New Info on the Assassination, His Plans to Unite the Civil ...
One of the striking things about doing research on Malcolm X, and I believe that most Malcolm X researchers could tell you their own stories, is that there's this paradox of the absence of critical information.
Malcolm X is a person who has inspired -- he has been the muse of several generations of fl cultural workers, artists, poets, playwrights.
Malcolm envisions a broad-based pluralistic united front, which is spearheaded by the Nation of Islam, but mobilizing integrationist organizations, non-political organizations, civic groups, all under the banner of building fl empowerment, human dignity, economic development, political mobilization.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=05/02/21/1458213   (4943 words)

 Malcolm X
Malcolm's mother never recovered from her husband's death and in 1937 was sent to the State Mental Hospital at Kalamazoo, where she stayed for the next twenty-six years.
Malcolm was suspended from the movement by Elijah Muhammad after he made a series of extremist speeches.
Malcolm X was shot dead at a party meeting in Harlem on 21st February, 1965.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAmalcolmX.htm   (2533 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X, Mass Market Paperback
The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of one of the remarkable lives of the twentieth century.
Malcolm X, as presented in this as-told-to autobiography, is a figure of almost mythic proportions; a man who sunk to the greatest depths of depravity and rose to become a man whose life's mission was to lead his people to freedom and strength.
Malcolm Little was born in Nebraska in 1925, the seventh child of Reverend Earl Little, a Baptist minister, and Louise Little, a mulatto born in Grenada to a fl mother and a white father.
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 Malcolm X (1925-1965)
Malcolm X urged all African-Americans to reject their last names, which were those of slave-owners, replacing them with "X" to stand for the lost African names of their ancestors.
Even though Malcolm X advocated Islam instead of Christianity, his style and impact derive in part from the role of the fl Protestant preacher--a revered patriarchal figure free to denounce from the pulpit whomever he saw fit.
Malcolm X delivered "The Ballot or the Bullet" to a predominantly African-American meeting in Cleveland of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which was shifting from nonviolent protest to Malcolm X-like fl nationalism.
college.hmco.com /english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/xmalcolm.html   (1198 words)

 Biography of Malcolm X
Malcolm was a smart, focused student and graduated from junior high at the top of his class.
Malcolm was largely credited with increasing membership in the Nation of Islam from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 1963.
Malcolm X is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
www.africawithin.com /malcolmx/malcolm_bio.htm   (1083 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Alex Hailey - Autobiography of Malcolm X at Epinions.com
The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of the legendary civil-rights icon, as told to Alex Haley, who shared his notes with Minister Malcolm...
The autobiography of Malcolm X is an account of America's radical civil rights leader of the 1950's and 1960's.
Malcolm X led a very interesting life; he was very energetic his whole life, he was always doing...
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 Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley, Malcolm X Attallah Shabazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Malcolm X was a controversial figure in the early sixties as one of the most forceful and eloquent spokesmen for African-Americans.
Born Malcolm Little, and known as Detroit Red during his years as a petty criminal in Harlem, Malcolm X managed to reinvent himself after a jailhouse conversion to Islam, an event he describes with rigorous honesty.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X enjoyed widespread readership among audiences of all races, and influenced everything from the Black Power movement in the 1960s to the hip-hop community a generation later.
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 The Autobiography Of Malcolm X Teaching Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the tenacity and intellect of Malcolm X the human being propelled him from his prison cell to the extraordinary stature with which the world recognizes him today.
The life of Malcolm X continues to be a source of both controversy and awe to people around the globe as the struggle for human rights and equality remains an issue.
Malcolm X was disappointed by the actions of Elijah Muhammad that were inconsistent with their Muslim principles.
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 Malcolm X (InterIslamicNet)
Malcolm was raised in a background of ethnic awareness and dignity, but violence was sparked by white racists trying to stop fl people such as Rev. Little from preaching the fl cause.
Malcolm became a drop-out from school at the age of fifteen.
Unfortunately, most images of Malcolm today focus on this period of his life, although the transformation he was about to undergo would give him a completely different, and more important, message for the American people.
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 Malcolm X Essays - Free Essays - Autobiography of Malcolm X
When Malcolm returned to the states and presented his followers with his new idea and was breaking away form the beliefs of the Nation of Islam his followers seemed to grow.
Malcolm really showed a lot of character to push away his hatred of the white people and realize that we need to be one in the community.
Malcolm (Little) X is definitely one of the people who made the biggest impact on the 20th Century.
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 Colored Reflections - The Sixties, Malcolm X
Malcolm’s father was a preacher and a follower of the Marcus Garvey Movement.
One of Malcolm’s earliest memories is of a fire burning them out of their home.
Malcolm’s mother withdrew and was placed in an institution.
www.coloredreflections.com /decades/Decade.cfm?Dec=2&Typ=2&Sty=1&SID=50   (168 words)

 Discussion Questions for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
On 167-168 X gives a partial picture of Muslim mythology.  What does he say about his religion?  (Religion is an important theme in the book.  Keep track of statements made about Islam and Christianity, and any comparisons made between the two.)
What are the white man’s two major fears, according to Malcolm X? Why does X say that whites’ emotions supersede their intelligence (note his comments about the atomic bomb and the Japanese internment camps)?
Malcolm claims that his statement about President Kennedy's assasination was not the real reason he was ousted from the Muslim leadership.
www.uwrf.edu /~sl01/112/malcolmx.html   (1143 words)

 Malcolm X Inspiration
Malcolm X, a lot has been said about the man as witnessed by the numerous books written.
All of the books, with the exception of one, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, penned by Alex Haley, is based on hearsay, conjecture and opinions.
That man was Malcolm X! And as prophetic as it might appear, the elder was right.
www.gilscottheron.com /malxintro.htm   (398 words)

 Amazon.com: Autobiography of Malcolm X: Books: Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X limns an archetypal journey from ignorance and despair to knowledge and spiritual awakening.
When Malcolm tells coauthor Alex Haley, "People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book," he voices the central belief underpinning every attempt to set down a personal story as an example for others.
Malcolm may have displayed a most un-Christian distaste for loving his enemies, but he understood with King that love of God and love of self are the necessary first steps on the road to freedom.
www.amazon.com /Autobiography-Malcolm-X/dp/0345379756   (448 words)

 Powell's Books - The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
Malcolm X on Afro-american History (New Edition) ((3RD)90 Edition)
Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century.
An established classic of modern America, The Autobiography of Malcolm X was hailed by the New York Times as "Extraordinary.
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 What’s in a Name? Understanding Malcolm X--Literature/U.S. History lesson plan (grades 9-12)--DiscoverySchool.com
Malcolm Little = shattered dreams “I was still not intelligent enough, in their eyes to become whatever I wanted to be.
Malcolm X’s beliefs were shaped by the racial hatred of white supremacy.
Context: Malcolm X held the separatist belief that whites and fls should work apart in their own racial groups to learn about how to respect each other.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/malcolmx   (1951 words)

 Biography of Malcolm X - biography, autobiography & memoir resources
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, co-authored with Alex Harvey, says Malcolm X dropped out of school because of resentment that he was highly intelligent and teachers were shooting down his high aspirations.
He also argued that because ‘X’ was a brand often burnt on the upper arms of slaves, that his brethren should not forget what white slave masters did to their ancestors.
Malcolm X went to Mecca, where he disavowed the teachings of the Nation of Islam and became a man of peace.
www.biographyshelf.com /malcolm_x_biography.html   (737 words)

 Malcolm X--Africana Library, Cornell University
For Malcolm; Poems on The Life and The Death of Malcolm X. Preface and Eulogy By Ossie Davis.
This story is told through the eyes and voices of Malcolm's friends, his former enemies, assassination experts, dramatic re-enactments, rare archival footage and photographs, and the disclosure of recently declassified FBI and NYPD counter intelligence documents.
From prison he emerges as Malcolm X, the fiery, eloquent spokesman for Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam.
www.library.cornell.edu /africana/guides/malcolmx.html   (632 words)

 Diverse: Your Portal to Diversity: Autobiography of Malcolm X Imparts Important   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Early on in the book, Malcolm recalls a conversation with his seventh-grade English teacher, who told him that aspiring to be a lawyer was “no realistic goal for a n*****.” That passage should be required reading for anyone who ever enters a classroom.
Malcolm thus began to arm himself with one of the most effective weapons in the battle against racism and ignorance — a comprehensive command of the English language.
Malcolm’s admirable talent was to take what he could from his teachers and to use it to form his own intellectual identity.
www.diverseeducation.com /artman/publish/article_5513.shtml   (658 words)

 BrothersJudd.com - Review of Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X
This was the final triumph of Malcolm X and the resolution that makes his life story into a classic American tale: that in the end, he was able to move beyond the chrysalis of his racial hatred and emerge an integrated enlightened being.
But, when Malcolm X made a hadj to Mecca, he discovered that there were Moslems of all races, worshipping together peacefully, and that racism played no part in traditional Islam.
Malcolm X is more problematic, he has sharper edges, but is no less deserving of admiration and honor.
www.brothersjudd.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/reviews.detail/book_id/434   (1083 words)

 Malcolm X (1992)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anachronisms: The phone that Malcolm uses in his hotel room appears to be the correct vintage - except for the modular plug connecting the handset to the base.
Malcolm X: Brothers and sisters, I am here to tell you that I charge the white man. I charge the white man with being the greatest murderer on earth.
This was in fact a autobiography and educational film which some of the most electrifying performance ever displayed on film,and it is the reason to see why.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0104797   (750 words)

 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Summary & Essays - Malcolm X   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the life story of Malcolm Little: son of a Baptist minister, wide-eyed teenager in Boston, street hustler and prison inmate in New York, faithful and energetic member of the Nation of Islam, and, finally, Muslim pilgrim determined to create an organization for all fls regardless of their religion.
Many considered Malcolm X's separatist philosophies (later softened) disturbing and in direct opposition to those of the period's other well-known fl activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr., who argued for integration and non-violent confrontation.
The book is unusual in that it was transcribed and constructed by Alex Haley from thousands of hours of conversations he had with Malcolm X in the early 1960s.
www.enotes.com /autobiography-malcolm   (374 words)

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