How Did Malcolm X Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Malcolm X Fesingha Nelson Dr. Graeme Abernethy Group B Malcolm X is known as one of the most influential African American civil rights speaker. Malcolm X was a courageous advocate for the civil rights of African Americans and a man who indicted white Americans with harsh words for its crimes against African Americans. He was known for spreading the Islamic faith amongst black communities reconnecting them with their long lost African heritage. Many whites believed that he was a man of racism, violence and anti-Semitism. Malcolm X whose birth name was Malcolm little was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska; he was exposed to racism and black separatist movement at an early age. His father Earl little was a Baptist minister and was also a follower of Marcus Garvey who was as at that time a black nationalist. When they…show more content…
Kennedy. Which was “the chickens had come back home to roost.” He made this statement because of the hatred he had for white race. His leader Elijah Muhammad then later ordered Malcolm to refrain from the public for 90 days and which also led to his suspension from the black Muslims in 1963. Then in March 1964, Malcolm left the organization and that same year he travelled on a pilgrimage to Mecca, where he found out that there were also white people who were Muslims, Muslims also preach the equality of all races, that led Malcolm to abandon his thoughts that all whites are devils, there he also changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, he was then convinced that racism was only in America. He returned to the United States with a new aspect of integration this time not only preaching to blacks but to all races and also founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity and he moved in the direction of socialism. He became more sophisticated than he was in his Black Muslim days. Malcolm began to unite blacks across the

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