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
Monique Velez Dr. LoVerde Paper # 3 English 1-A WC 725 The Apprentices, The Prisoner: The Self-Education of Benjamin Franklin and Malcolm X The two great writers known as Benjamin Franklin and Malcolm X are two great articulate speakers and writer. Their talents should be recognized for inspiration. Their stories are unique, however similar in many ways. Both men came from poverty and had to face their challenges that they faced in life. Their desire to educate themselves through their own unique learning styles.
Fox v. Cochran No. 5102 Bud Fox, a fifteen year old has found his way into the courtroom once again. At a young age he was in and out of the juvenile detention centers never being able to stay out of trouble accumulating multiple charges. While legally still being a minor, the criminal history of Bud Fox’s arrests plays a huge factor in his most recent arrest. Bud Fox is tried as an adult and sentenced to 61.5 years consecutively in prison including 15 from when he was charged as a juvenile for nonviolent crimes.
The other Wes Moore also grew up in Baltimore and attended public school there. He too was a young black male. Money was a struggle in their family. His bother Tony sold drugs for money and Wes shortly followed in his footsteps. To better analyze this novel and the lives of the two Wes’ this paper will use the three sociological perspectives: conflict theory, functionalism theory also known as functional analysis, and symbolic
Dahmer was paroled from the work release camp two months early, and he soon moved into a new apartment. Shortly thereafter, he began a string of murders that ended with his arrest in 1991 (Wikipedia, June 2009. Jeffrey Dahmer: Early Life). As early as 1989, when Jeff was facing sentencing for child molestation, Lionel felt that his "son would never be more than he seemed to be — a liar, an alcoholic, a thief, an exhibitionist, a molester of children. I could not imagine how he had become such a ruined soul... For the first time, I no longer believed that my efforts and resources alone would be enough to save my son.
Frank Lucas The American Gangster Frank Lucas was born in La Grange, North Carolina on September 9, 1930. He made a living in Harlem, New York in the 1960’s and 70’s as a heroin dealer and organized crime boss. He was successful mainly for cutting out the middleman and buying his heroin directly from Southeast Asia. A rumor, denied by Leslie Atkinson, was that he smuggled heroin into the U.S. in the coffins of dead servicemen (American Gangster True Story). Much of Frank Lucas’s childhood life explains his motivation for living a life of crime.
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 was the son of a barber and a seamstress. Al Capone was a very intelligent student, but stayed in trouble at school because he did not like following simple instruction. He dropped out of school at the age of fourteen, after alleged hitting his teacher in the face. Al was influenced by Johnny Torrio, a gangster, who had Al doing odd jobs for him. Al became a part of a couple of different gangs growing up, such as the Bowery Boys and the Junior Forty Thieves.
January 29, 2012 ENC1101 Literacy In Prison: Malcolm X Few people have heard the name Malcolm Little, but know the name Malcolm X. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925. Malcolm X was never able to finish the eighth grade, but was able to become a very intelligent individual. Malcolm was imprisoned and that is where he found interest in learning and wanting to expand his knowledge. When Malcolm was in prison he met a man who went by the name Bimbi. Bimbi was who Malcolm got the inspiration from to learn to read and write.
Before the age of eighteen, he was arrested on suspicion of murder and got sent to jail. He was treated like an animal in jail but he never gave up. He got abused and was confined to deadlock maximum security in a subterranean dungeon. He would not eat for weeks and became more and more sluggish. But besides what he went through, he learned how to read and write.