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Adolescence of Malcolm X
Examines Black Muslim's childhood & development from psychoanalytical viewpoint. Looks at family, violence, race, education, crime, socialization, drugs and individuation.
# 20629 | 2,250 words | 13 sources | 1993 | US

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"The Adolescent Development of Malcolm X
Malcolm Little, known as Malcolm X, lived from 1925 to 1965. He was born into a background of violence and was subjected early in his life to violence against blacks and the violent resistance of blacks. His father, the Reverend Earl Little, was an itinerant Baptist minister and a dedicated organizer for the Garvey resistance. He had seen four of his six brothers die by violence, after his own death by white man's hands, only one of Malcolm's uncles would die in bed of natural causes (Rajiv, 1992, p. 83).

Malcolm was initiated into this world of violence, resistance, and religious rhetoric at a very young age. His father took him to the Garvey meetings that were held in different homes, and Malcolm heard a great deal of talk regarding"

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