He uses a x in his last name, because when African Americans were shiped to America from Africa, their names were changed by their slave owners. Malcolm began to study Muhammad's teachings and to practice the religion faithfully. In 1964, Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam and journeyed to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform hajj. Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in , New York, by members of the —the religious group to which he had once belonged. The way I relate to others and how I view things has been greatly changed.
Malcolm rose rapidly to become the minister of Boston Temple No. Many African Americans used this last name x, because they knew that their last name was changed by slave owners and they wanted to show that they were no … longer slaves or controlled by white people. By 1960 Black Muslim membership had grown to more than one hundred thousand. After traveling throughout the Middle East and completing a pilgrimage to Mecca, he returned to the United States to establish his own mosque. While still in prison he converted to the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim movement, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. Still today, people attack how they dress, and how they live by generalizing that all Muslims are dangerous to the society.
Others felt that the personal jealousy of some Black Muslim leaders was a factor. Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary. When he got out of prison he started preaching to people about Islam. At thirteen Malcolm was charged with delinquency behaving in a way that is against the law and was sent to a juvenile detention home a place where young people are held in custody. He endorsed separatism rather than integration as a means for African-Americans to exert their political power, not to ask for but to demand change. Civil rights are the people right, provided by the government, to protect people's freedom and unnecessary violations and enables the participation in the civil life of the state. The campaigns for civil rights, for the liberation of people of color domestically and internationally, against the war in Vietnam and other instances of U.
When he dropped out of school he moved to Boston, Massachusetts working various odd jobs, and then traveled to Harlem, … New York where he engaged in criminal activity. He saw the misery of colonization and the fight in these countries that the black people, men and women alike, were putting up to gain independence. At the same time he stated that his organizations were willing to work with other black organizations and with progressive white groups in the United States. Since his death Malcolm X's influence on the political and social thinking of African Americans has been enormous, and the literature about him has only grown. His time in prison would be an inflection point for the philosophical and political trajectory of his life. When the police uncovered his criminal activities, Malcolm returned to Boston. Increasingly crowded into ghettos and substandard public housing, working at ill-paid jobs, and enveloped in a climate of desperation, many were attracted to the Nation of Islam.
Malcolm X was one of the most significant figures within the American movement. His real name was Malcolm Little but he changed it to Malcolm X. Elimination of discrimination in all areas was, and remains, one of the core goals of the movement. And a skillfully designed program of mis-education that goes along with a system of exploitation and oppression. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Initially scornful of King and his strategies, Malcolm later began to recognize the worth of — and even began tentative participation in — the movement.
The reason why I found this character to be interesting to discuss because, personally, I have been reading, writing and expressing my own thoughts about human rights, and Malcom X was one of most important characters that fought for that matter and that had left a trace of his actions but that is not often spoken about nor mentioned. He has inspired millions here and abroad. Earl Little, a Baptist minister and former supporter of the early black nationalist leader , died after being hit by a streetcar, quite possibly the victim of by whites. When his mother became mentally ill, Malcolm was sent to a foster home. This was the reason why Malcolm left the school and moved to New York. Together, these organizations would work on voter registration, on black control of community public institutions such as schools and the police, and on other civil and political rights for black people.
X represents the same thing it does in math or algebra, the unknown. Malcolm attacked those leaders, seeing them as compliant and submissive. The birth or black militancy also saw the rebirth of Klan confrontation and its challenge of the civil rights movement. While in prison, he truly began to question the world and took the opportunity to explore different ideas. He also renounced his previously held separatist views after converting to orthodox Islam, and he expressed a desire near the end of his life to work more closely with the civil rights movement. An international focus During the next months Malcolm X made several trips to Africa and Europe and one to Mecca, a city in Saudia Arabia that is the holiest city of the Islamic religion. He revolutionized the thinking and perception of the Black people.
He fulfilled a religious obligation and went to Mecca where he encountered not only Muslims of many colors, but leaders and participants in the anti-imperialist struggle. But its catalyzing personality was Malcolm X. Malcolm X Malcolm X, 1964. I truly believed that when he went to Mecca and saw blue-eyed, blond, red and brown haired brothers and sisters that were hopeful to bring about a positive change in the lives of those that were in poverty. Malcolm went anyway and participated with civil rights organizations in a rally, educating people about how this was not about religion but rather about skin color. .
Based on these trips, he wrote that he no longer believed that all white people were evil and that he had found the true meaning of the Islamic religion. Though an excellent student, Malcolm dropped out of school in the eighth grade because of the he faced from teachers. His iconic status, if not solidified during his lifetime, was certainly achieved shortly after his death with the publication of the acclaimed. Malcolm became known as Detroit Red, for his red shock of hair. He read everything, from philosophy, history, and fiction to the words all of them, in alphabetical order in the Merriam-Webster College Dictionary.