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Malcolm X
A look at the life of African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X.
# 64534 | 5,392 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was only forty years old when he was assassinated at Harlem's Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965. This paper examines who was Malcolm X was and what took him from the ghetto mentality of Harlem to become a small time crook, to prison and then to rehabilitation and the voice of defiance against the white man's injustice.

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"Malcolm's beginning years planted the seed of what he would become, and the rage he felt. "One of Malcolm's earliest memories was of fire and destruction. He would always remember 'being snatched awake one night with a lot of screaming going on because our house was on fire.' The fire was said to have been started by white supremacists in Omaha." (Diamond, p. 11) Malcolm's father, Earl Little, was a Baptist preacher with radical ideas, who followed the teachings of Marcus Garvey, a famed black nationalist. Whether the neighbors, who neither liked the Little family nor the father's beliefs, were involved in the arson fire is not known, but they were not sorry to see the family move. In fact, the Littles (Earl and Louise) had to move a number of times during Malcolm's early years."

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