Elijah Muhammad was a role model to Malcolm and Elijah took Malcolm under his wing and taught him many things. After a getting out of prison, Elijah made Malcolm go to Boston to turn people into the Nation of Islam and he was able to get many people to convert to The Nation of Islam. As reward Elijah Muhammad made Malcolm a minister in a church and Malcolm Little transformed into Malcolm X because his actual last name was unknown because the white man took his ancestors and brought them to America to become slaves and to abuse them. Elijah Muhammad essentially made Malcolm X his right hand and because of Elijah Muhammad turned into a great speaker, a great debater and a great leader. Malcolm X debated many people to argue his ideas.
The Nation of Islam rejected integration, but perhaps its most controversial belief was that blacks should form a separate state of their own, free of white domination and white religious, economic, political, and cultural institutions. Malcolm X broadly studied the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. He was released from prison after serving seven years of his sentence and at that moment he took the name Malcolm X because he believed “Little” was his slave name. The “X” represents the tribal name he thought he would have received but was lost to him. Other members of the Nation of Islam followed in Malcolm’s steps and also took X as their surname.
Christopher Young Mrs. Amanda Sauermann ENG 102 27 January 2015 Malcolm X Literacy Behind Bars Malcolm X was a prominent black leader who fought for African American rights. Malcolm X was born in 1925 and replaced his last name with X because he thought that it was a slave name. Before he was killed in 1965 by political rivals, he became the founder of the Muslim Mosque Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. In Malcolm X’s autobiography he writes that most people would think he had an education that far exceeded middle school because of the way he spoke. He gives all the credit for this to his time in prison.
Malcolm concentrated on the black urban population of the north and rejected Martin Luther King Jr.Message of non-violence in favor of militant Black Nationalism. He was largely credited with increasing membership of the Nation of Islam from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 1963. He married Betty X (later Betty Shaba) in 1958. In addition to the media, Malcolm had attracted the attention of the FBI. Agents infiltrated the organization and used bugs, wiretaps and other surveillance equipment to monitor the group’s
All members agreed that King should lead the boycott because he was young, had family connections and he was newest to the society so he had the fewest enemies. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech and, after giving this speech, he was much respected among the black community. There was 382 days following this speech where blacks were to walk to work, be harassed, and endure violence from the white community. The blacks took legal action against the whites for these actions and, in the end; they ended up winning and ending segregation. Martin Luther King Jr., along with some other Civil Rights leaders, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, “a new organization emerged to combat racism and segregation through nonviolent tactics.” (DeBlasio) They helped conduct nonviolent protests to promote civil rights reform.
Religious ideas - 1964: founding the organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU)  Malcolm wanted to turn his ideas into reality; Nation of Islam was only a passive religious community for him - 1964: he left the Nation of Islam because of the constant treat and the different views of the members and himself - On February 21th, 1965 Malcolm X was killed by a few black men (during holding a speech). Until today the murderers’ reason and origin is unknown. But probably the men were connected/linked with the Nation of Islam. Quotations of the interview with the PLAYBOY on May 1963 with the journalist Alex Haley: - “Christ wasn’t white. Christ was a black man.” - “Mr Muhammad teaches us to be for what’s really practical – and that’s separation.
Kennedy, Malcolm x was prohibited from speaking to the media for 90 days due to comments he made about the President’s assassination. After about a year, Malcolm X broke away from the Nation of Islam in March of 1864 and in April of 1864, he went to Mecca to begin his Hajj. He recalled seeing Muslims of all colors, with the bluest of blue eyes and whitest of white skin. He no longer condoned the idea of racism, although he had made claims before stating that he was not a racist. Whenever he taught, he had a different tune, than the fire and brimstone teacher that most had come to know him by.
Malcolm X advocated frequently for blacks who were unjustly treated by legal and social authority. He showed people that black people could be articulate, and highly intellectual. He advocated for black men to rise up and give the same reaction they received from the white power structure and not accept the status quo of racism and discrimination. It is because of Malcolm's views of social justice and revolutionary actions, that gave rise to the most influential and revolutionary groups in America today. People just could not believe how someone could take the life of someone of such great
Bimbi influences him the importance of learning, which motivates Malcolm to take a few extension courses while in jail. Various family members start converting to the Nation of Islam and mention to him that leader, Elijah Muhammad, who teaches that “the white man is a devil.” The converted Malcolm recognizing Allah's divine plan for his life. A genuine prayer: ‘‘All praise is due to Allah.’’ Well Malcolm states that if it hadn’t been for Allah, he believes that he would have become “a brainwashed Black Christian.’’ Malcolm is released from prison in the summer of 1952, and moves to Detroit to be near his family and their local Nation of Islam temple. For Malcolm the learning and self-discovery doesn’t stop once he converts to Islam and leaves
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. On November 4th 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States. Obama was the first African American president in the history of our country. This is an immense accomplishment paved by many influential African American leaders in history who have fought for many years to merely live in equality with other races in America. One well known contributor was Martin Luther King Jr. He was a man who was lead by a dream, a dream that he turned into a reality through his will power and strong belief in the ability of the nation to see that living in peace and equality is the only way our nation can prosper and become a power to be reckoned