Louise Little was a mulatto born in Grenada in the British West Indies and Earl Little, a six-foot, very dark skinned man from Reynolds, Georgia, was a Baptist minister and organiser for Marcus Garvey, who wanted that all Afro-Americans go back to the land of their ancestors, Africa. In Mecca, he saw that it was possible for black and white people to live in brotherhood, of which he was deeply touched. Having a white girl and being a very good dancer, he soon was a notorious young man with crazy clothes and a haircut made to resemble the hair of white people, which he was very ashamed of later. The religion he turned to, The Nation of Islam or more commonly known as the Black Muslims, were a group of African Americans who believed, among other things, that whites were the roots of evil. Best known as Malcon X, he was also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, an American Muslim minister and a human rights activist.
Malcolm Little X preached what he believed about racism, discrimination, and segregation. After the pilgrimage he adopted the name El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. He returned to Boston in 1945 after falling out with another hustler, and continued a life of crime, forming his own house robbing gang. Most of Malcom's earliest memories were of his parents arguing. He was born to Louise and Earl Little. When the police and firemen arrived, they merely watched as the house burned to the ground.
He fought for what he believed was right and would give equal rights to his community. This section tells of Haley's personal relationship with Malcolm, and of how the book was composed by the two men working together. Introduction Those parts of the Autobiography which are not strictly autobiographical, which were not narrated by Malcolm himself, should still be considered integral parts of this book. He is becoming a nationally known figure in the struggle for equal rights for all. Under the guidance and teachings of Elijah Mohammed, Malcolm had targeted all whites and blamed them for position of African Americans in society. Yet there was always a sense of danger about him.
Malcolm visited his mother, occasionally. In the Autobiography of Malcolm X, the main character is Malcolm X. Ella lived in Roxbury which was one of the black areas in Boston. Statement of Purpose Alex Haley is the author of the book. The two white women that were Malcolm and Shorty's accomplices were sentenced to a year in jail.
They give personal views of Malcolm by people who knew him, thus complementing the picture of him which we are given in his own words. At this time Malcolm was into drugs, hustling, women and money. . His decease was eventually given to him in Manhattan during his address in the crowd on February 1. It also displayed that racial discrimination and injustice were not exclusive to just the South but was a nationwide dilemma. The film Malcolm X incorporates the significance of the Muslim faith, portraying many of the positive aspects of the religion and some stereotypical behaviors, however, the emphasis on the mistreatment of African- Americans and battle for Civil Rights takes precedence. Malcolm portrays as an angry black male against the whites, judgment should not been applied in anger.
It was then he… 1634 Words 7 Pages The Autobiography of Malcolm X was about one African Americans struggle during a time of extreme racism and discrimination to make a name for himself. For his part, Handler seems to feel that Malcolm's hostility was much more genuine than most submissive declarations of brotherhood. One of the most illuminating parts of this book was how Malcolm let the reader learn about his childhood which started out good but ended the worst. Somewhat humbled, he trained hard in preparation for a re-match. What kind of transformation is Malcolm X fighting for? His family life was put on risk as well by been threatened by the Ku Klux Klan who at one time burned down their house.
This is where he began to get involved with drugs, gambling, drinking, pimps, and stealing. In prison Malcolm had to find a new place to turn for acceptance. A large portion of the book revealed and described the rigorousness that he and minorities like him faced. Malcon X was a fervent advocate the separation of black and white Americans, and rejected the civil rights… 2124 Words 9 Pages Malcolm X was an influential leader throughout the 60s and 70s who impacted history through his beliefs, personal changes, and his choices. During this time, it became obvious that Malcolm was under surveillance by government agents. Haley argued against any further changes in the book, feeling that such changes would destroy the dramatic immediacy of much of the book, and, reluctantly, Malcolm finally agreed. He delivered the eulogy at Malcolm's funeral, and this essay was written to explain his reason for doing so.
Because of this, more and more people started to hear and know about Malcolm X, therefore causing a burst in fame. Throughout his autobiography, Malcolm went through several stages of his life that ultimately allowed him to clearly see the struggle of the African American man in the early 20th century. He never got a single reply and figured it was because the average hustler and criminal couldn't read. In early February, Malcolm was scheduled to address a Congress of African Students in Paris, but he was refused entry to France. In this essay, I will compare and contrast the lives and philosophies of civil rights activists Dr.