Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist

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Malcolm X ,born Malcolm Little, was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. and died on February 21, 1965 in New York, New York. His parents were Rev. Earl and Louise Little. He was one of five children. Malcolm was married to Betty Shabazz and had six children. Malcolm X is a modern-day hero for his work as an activist. He expressed the pent-up anger, frustration, and bitterness of African-Americans during the major phrase of the civil rights movement from 1955 to 1965. Malcolm X was rebellious during the civil rights movement. He’s rebellious because he told blacks to defend themselves “by any means necessary.” He felt that if whites want to use violence, then african-americans should do the same. He also argued that more was at stake than the civil right to sit in a restaurant or even to vote. Malcolm told his listeners they could no longer bear to wait for…show more content…
He protested the civil rights of African-Americans in the 1960s. Malcolm X addressed that when black people in the United States knew who they are, where they came from, and what they once been, they would begin to wonder who took away their memorable history. With those questions in their heads, blacks would then take action to get back their black heritage. Malcolm told blacks how their ancestors had been more than cotton-pickers. (History Reference Center) Malcolm was unafraid of negative consequences and a socialist. For example, he did not really care that he told blacks to use violence against whites and the result of that. In addition, he even challenged Martin Luther king Jr. central notion of silent boycotts and nonviolence. Malcolm said that King’s nonviolent efforts were accomplishing “too little, too late.” Also, Malcolm gave speeches and protests to protect the civil rights of African-American. He preached on the streets of Harlem and spoke at major universities such as Harvard University and the University of Oxford. (Autobiography of Malcolm
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