Malcolm X Hero Essay

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“A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown” (Hanks, n.d). In the above quote, Hanks describes a hero as a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking which in this scenario is walking into the not discovered, explored nor identified path in life. Hero is a noun, which means a man of great courage who is admired for his brave achievements and noble traits ( This dictionary gives the following example: “He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child”. A hero is a person who is admired for their courage, accomplishments, or honorable qualities ( This dictionary mentions the following example: “I admired players but my heroes were the ones who were doing…show more content…
In his childhood and adolescence, Malcolm X was a troublemaker. Through influence of his past, the racial discrimination and his fathers’ assertive opinions, Malcolm grew up with a hate for white people. Although, that did not stop him, in fact it only encouraged him to look for ways to enhance and promote the human rights movement. Malcolm realized the value of education while in prison from a self-educated man called Bimbi who taught him how to read. He later on was introduced to the Nation of Islam and there he idolized Islam. He was named minister in three different temples. He then was invited to many debates and was nominated the second most sought after speaker. He led a Unity Rally in Harlem, which was one of the largest civil rights events. After being suspended from Nation of Islam, he made his own organization of Afro-American Unity. When he returned from his rejected trip to France, his house was firebombed, but his family managed to escape. He was uncertain who tried to kill him; he accused the Black Muslims, then he was sure that it was someone from the U.S. government. He was shot by three gunmen during his speech in Harlem. He published his autobiography to continue his legacy, which indeed did continue and inspired many. An American Baptist

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