The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X was a fascinating black leader who played a significant role to raise black consciousness in the 1950s and 1960s. His autobiography is captivating and theatrical to read different phases of his life. I think, it is necessary to read the book because without understanding his early life, young age, and family background it would be incomplete to comprehend the process of transformation of Malcolm to Malcolm X. He was born in May 19, 1925 in Nebraska and he had six siblings. Malcolm's father was a local leader of Universal Negro Improvement Association and he inculcated black pride and self reliance to his children.
As a child, Malcolm experienced race violence and segregation which left deep impact on…show more content… King Jr. accomplished because he joined the Nation and preached Islamic values to blacks. Whereas, Dr. King Jr. exerted Christianity to garnered support from Christin organizations and white population. That time overwhelmingly black population were Christin; therefore, Malcolm X precisely made the comment that "master imposed his religion on slaves." Malcolm X analyzed that Christianity is one the main causes to maintain power relations between whites and blacks. He wanted blacks to acquire self-respect, black pride and self reliance to struggle against racism, thus he endorsed the Nation is the way to raise spiritual consciousness among blacks. I think, it was an innovative move at ideological standpoint, but did not turn as an effective political strategy in context to the 1950s and 1960s. Similarly, in 1956, Dr. Ambedkar embraced Buddhism which was a successful political strategy, but did not reflect ideologically because still more than 90 percent Dalits are Hindu. It is evident that in the middle of twentieth century religion was certainly a critical factor and religion had greatly influenced political movements in different parts of the