Malcolm El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Malcolm X

 

Malcolm X (/ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

 

Malcolm X’s father died—killed by white supremacists, it was rumored—when he was young, and at least one of his uncles was lynched. After his mother was placed in a mental hospital when he was 13, he lived in a series of foster homes. In 1946, at age 20, he went to prison for breaking and entering.

 

While in prison Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952 quickly rose to become one of its leaders. For a dozen years he was the public face of the controversial group; in keeping with the Nation’s teachings he espoused black supremacy, advocated the separation of black and white Americans and scoffed at the civil rights movement’s emphasis on integration.

 

By March 1964 Malcolm X had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and its head Elijah Muhammad, and ultimately repudiated the Nation and its teachings. He embraced Sunni Islam and, after a period of travel in Africa and the Middle East, returned to the United States to found Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Though continuing to emphasize Pan-Africanism, black self-determination, and black self-defense, he disavowed racism, saying, “I did many things as a [Black] Muslim that I’m sorry for now. I was a zombie then … pointed in a certain direction and told to march”.

 

In February 1965, shortly after repudiating the Nation of Islam, he was assassinated by three of its members.

 

 

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Malcolm X: Make It Plain (Full PBS Documentary)

 

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The 1994 PBS documentary on the life of Malcolm X

 

 

 

 

Malcolm X: Speeches and Interviews (1960-65)

 

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A compilation of Malcolm X interviews and speeches 1960-1965.

 

 

 

 

Malcolm X – Explains True Black History (After returning from Mecca)

 

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Malcolm X – Explains True Black History.

 

 

 

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RARE MALCOLM X LECTURE – On Women, Marriage, Leadership & Study

 

 

 

 

 

MALCOLM X: AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

 

 

 

 

 

MALCOLM X: THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET (April 12, 1964)

 

 

 

 

 

Make no mistake racism exist for one reason and one reason only; to give caucasians a good standard of living with little to no effort. A very large segment, very large segment of the caucasian population live a parasitic lifestyle afforded to them off the manipulation of Blacks. Collegiate/professional sport organizations and their derivatives, Law Enforcement and their derivatives, the Music industry and their derivatives. And if Blacks were to disappear today the caucasian standard of living drops…precipitously.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Without a Malcolm X, we would have never had such a strong, intelligent and courageous brother to show us we could stand up straight and be proud to be Black. Martin was our heart. Malcolm was our soul. Thanks for reminding me.

    • I only have 3 heroes and Malcolm is one of those 3. I miss his view on life. Thank you for your comments. He reminds me as well.

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