Malcolm X was always defined as a hero but it wasn’t until his passing his legacy was shown to the people as it was on documentaries, books, and movie for his iconic character. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska and died in New York. Throughout X’s life he traveled place to place because of his family’s problems. Before Malcolm turned 4 his family relocated twice because they’ve been receiving threats from the black legion who were white supremacist organization threatening Malcolm’s dad Earl Little. Earl Little was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His mother Louise Norton was a homemaker who had eight children throughout her time living.
The black legion made Malcolm’s family life’s worst, there home in Michigan was burnt down and two years later Earl’s body was found dead across the town’s trolley tracks. Although police said it was an incident but Malcolm’s family were positive the Black Region had something to do with his passing. His mother suffered a mental breakdown years later his death resulting in her getting put into an mental institution and her kids getting split up and getting sent to orphanages and foster homes.Malcolm X was a Charismatic and eloquent person. He was a influential leader of the nation of Islam.
At first Malcolm only preached towards african americans and got criticised after a statement he said after the death of John F kennedy Stating “[Kennedy] never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon.”That same year he took a trip to Mecca after leaving The Nation Of Islam, there he, this trip changed his whole outlook on the world after sharing his thoughts and beliefs with different cultures and receiving positive responses. After returning from Mecca Malcolm said he met “blonde-haired, blued-eyed men I could call my brothers.”He now didn’t only speak for African Americans but instead for all races.Malcolm X had a very big impact on recruiting people to join The Nation Of Islam. In just 1952 there were approximately just about 400 members and with the help of Malcolm The Nation Of Islam had 40,000 members by 1960. He also exhorted african americans to fight back against racism “by any means necessary” even with violence.
Later on in his career he preached to other races besides african americans.Malcolm’ X is truly one of the most influential individuals that everyone should thank for everything he has done from going against racism to preaching for everyone. Equality probably wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and along with many other important leaders. He’s an important leader to me because the world wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t equality and fairness towards everyone.
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