Malcolm X: Literacy Behind Bars

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Jewell A. Moon ENG 1101-325 Professor Felicia J. Monroe 16 March 2015 Literacy Behind Bars Malcolm X will always have a long impression on many people when they read about something he have said or wrote or seen on television from prison studies. This short story is about Malcolm X best know, as a militant Black Nationalist leader who advocates for Pan- Africanism Malcolm X is a movement that aims to unite all people of African descent. Malcolm X was replacing the name little with the leader X because he felt little was a slave name. The X stands for his lost African tribal name. Malcolm X was the founder of the Muslim Monque Inc. and the organization of Afro American unity. Malcolm X was assassinated by political rivals on February…show more content…
Malcolm X never knew that so many words existed! So he set up a system that took about a day were he read out loud, then read back to himself everything he written on the table her read over and over again then he realize he could read his own hand writing words is all Malcolm X thought about. Malcolm X was also could remember what all the words meant and definition. Malcolm X was fascinated with learning the words copying the dictionary he also learned of people places and…show more content…
Malcolm X had written a million words. Malcolm X had written a million times. Malcolm X felt it was inevitable that his word- base has tocks of knowledge has broaden to bigger ideas Malcolm X spent all of his time reading & writing new words Malcolm X truly felt free in his life of reading a lot of books was saying by isolating himself in his prison room. Malcolm X reflected that reading had changed his life forever. 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 you would see Malcolm X, he would always have a book to read reading satisfied his curiosity, Malcolm X felt prison enabled him to study with no distractions and was far more intensively then college. Malcolm X felt that the white man put him in prison to discourage him but didn’t realized the prison had the tools and his time spent in prison wasn’t wasted but for him to get a book and read and learn how to write and educated his self. Malcolm X was no longer feeling envy of his tock of knowledge and has taken
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