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This paper is a study on Malcolm X. It explores his personal history, explains how he became the official spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, examines his beliefs and brings to light how Malcolm X grew to be an internationally recognized political figure head in the fight for racial equality. The paper also examines the effects of Malcolm X's philosophies and actions on society today.
From the Paper:"In 1964 Malcolm X founded the OAAU. The OAAU represented the outcome of numerous discussions that Malcolm X had with militant revolutionary nationalists throughout the country. In the same year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. On February 28, 1963, President Kennedy sent Congress his long-awaited message on civil rights legislation. The need for legislative action was forthrightly stated: "The [black] baby born in America today . . . has about one-half as much chance of completing high school as a white baby born in the same place on the same day--one-third as much chance of completing college--one-third as much chance of becoming a professional man--twice as much chance of becoming unemployed-- . . . a life expectancy which is seven years less--and the prospects of earning only half as much.""
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Malcolm X (2006, April 27) Retrieved May 24, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/essay/malcolm-x-65153/
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