Short Biography Of Malcolm X: My Hero

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Daniel Abebe ESL 100 Final Draft Essay Malcolm X To me, a hero is a person who speaks when the world needs to listen, changes when the world needs to change, and acts when things need to get done. My hero is Malcolm X. He had courage, strength, and great perseverance no matter how society kicked him or his family around, he stood strong. First of all, Malcolm’s parents had a huge impact on his life. His father, a preacher, was killed by the Ku Klux Klan for disrupting the good Negroes. Furthermore, His mother was cheated out of the insurance money and went crazy trying to keep food on the table and the state from taking her children Malcolm and his brothers and sisters were split up. As a child, Malcolm had great oratory skills, screaming until he got his way. Despite all this tragedy, Malcolm had the courage to continue living his life and became a good student in elementary and middle school. He had dreams of becoming a successful lawyer someday. But one teacher, that Malcolm had favored, shattered these…show more content…
In a revolution, he knew it would be hard to gain followers without bloodshed. Malcolm persistently worked along side Martin Luther King Junior. Although Malcolm and Martin had very many different views on the issues they were facing, they both had one thing in common. They both wanted equality between the races. In some people's eyes, Malcolm may seem the ignorant between the two great leaders. Furthermore, Malcolm wanted segregation, while Martin wanted to work together which was the favorable thing to do in the long run. This is why so many more people know of the teachings of Martin Luther King. Only, I don’t think Malcolm was fighting for what was more likable to the people. He fought for what he believed in, and he fought until the end. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated by feuding members of the Nation of Islam in Harlem, New
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