The ability to read and write awoke something inside of him that gave him homemade education. Malcolm X was sensitive to the deafness, dumbness and blindness that were afflicting the black face in America. Books was Malcolm X life he said you never catch him without a book. Malcolm X was always studying something so he can help the next black man. Malcolm X spent the rest of his life reading books.
“When I was sent of errands, I always took my book with me, and by going one part of my errand quickly, I found time to get a lesson before my return” (Douglass, pg 115). This passage shows that even though his mistress stopped his education, he persisted in becoming literate. Malcolm X was a public speaker and a civil rights activist in the 1900s. Even though he went to school, education for African-Americans at the time could hardly be counted as one compared to education for white people. In his autobiography, he writes about his time in prison.
While serving time in Charleston Prison Malcolm x had a friend that was very knowledgeable and Malcolm envied that. Malcolm was use to skipping over words not understanding them. He would only go through books that had reading motions. He decided that he would get a dictionary to study, to learn some words and even brush up on his penmanship, Malcolm couldn’t even write in a straight line he was ashamed. He became so fascinated with the dictionary that he copied it and read it over and over.
Knowledge Is Power Knowledge, as we know, can be powerful and because of this, the changes yielded by knowledge can be distinguish. The book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, is a story about a man who uses knowledge to make a change: Douglass escaped from slavery to become a leading abolitionist and one of the most important writers. It is from Hugh Auld that Douglass learns this notion that the power of knowledge can lead to the way of freedom, as Auld forbids his wife to teach Douglass how to read and write because education ruins slaves. Douglass presents his literacy as the primary way that he is able to free himself, and as his greatest tool to work for the freedom of all slaves. Throughout reading, many readers might think Douglass’s battle with Mr.
This reading by Malcolm X “A homemade Education” is about how Malcolm X learns to read and write. He dropped out of school and was later put in prison. In prison X was enlightened. When X first went to prison he could barely write or read. His writing was sloppy.
He borrowed a dictionary and copied every word , page after every page , reading and understanding as much as he could while copying , at the same time working on improving his handwriting . He was able to do this because he was in prison and had all the time in the world . Later , he progressed from the dictionary and started reading novels by well-read writers of history and philosophy (Malcolm X .What Malcolm X accomplished could be done just as easily in public schools . The only problem will be how to motivate and inspire the students to do what Malcolm X did and achieve what he was able to accomplish . To this end , teachers should not only be trained how to teach but also how to motivate .
He determined that Little was a slave name and used "X" to denote his lost tribal name. The NOI showed Muslim views accompanied by the notion that white culture aggressively worked to keep African Americans from advancing and attaining political, financial and social accomplishment (Harris, 2000). In addition to their many objectives they wanted to attain a state of their own, isolated from one populated by white people. Malcolm was eloquent and smart, and was chosen to be a minister and national spokesperson for the Nation of Islam with the mission of founding new mosques in cities in Detroit, MI and Harlem, NY. Malcolm's presence showed by way of when he used newspapers, radio, and television so as to bring awareness to the NOI and convey their point to the public; and between 1952 and 1963 affiliation enlarged from 500 to 30,000 (Harris, 2000).
I’ve had an experience in which the minutes I took weren’t written effectively, therefore everyone ended up going in different directions & then had to meet again for the same original purpose. Whereas if the meeting minutes are written well, everyone gets the same notes and are all on the same page. Everything that I’ve learned in school and even on my job has helped me in my adult life to be able to write resumes, cover letters, applications, etc. Even in my personal life as a mom, everyday my son comes to me for pen and paper. Because He’s only 23 months, He scribbles all over the paper but I still feel that it’s my obligation as a parent to take his hand and guide him.
He submits that prison enabled him to study far more intensively than he would have if his life had gone differently and he attended some college. His education allowed him to perceive the world with a peripheral mind that was never brain-washed in school. “My homemade education gave me, with every additional book that I read, a little bit more sensitivity to the deafness, dumbness, and blindness that was afflicting the black race in America.” (217). The significance of this quote encompasses what Malcolm X is trying to accomplish, to address the issues of education on behalf of his people, in order to empower the black community. In a sense, he wants to liberate them from the limitations education imposes for the minority groups.
He establishes this goal of his in both his “I Have a Dream” speech and his “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. These two works of his tell about the struggles he and other colored people faced in their everyday lives just to make it through the day. The way he goes about informing his audiences is through rhetorical and authoritative strategies. He is trying to get through to multiple groups of individuals within these two works but he is initially trying to convey the same ideas. The way in which Dr. King did so will leave an imprint on American history