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Malcolm X assassination: 50 years on, mystery still clouds details of the case
Another of their homes burned down a few years later, apparently at the hands of the Black Legion, a Klan splinter group. Even worse, when Malcolm was 6 years old, his father went out one evening to collect a debt, only to be hit by a streetcar and mortally wounded. Though the authorities ruled his death an accident, African-Americans in town believed the Black Legion had beat him and placed him on the tracks to be run over. To this day, no one knows for sure. Malcolm also lost other relatives to violence, including an uncle he said was lynched by whites. Despite being born in Omaha, Malcolm Little as he was known then spent very little time there before his family uprooted, first to Milwaukee, then to East Chicago, Indiana, and finally to Lansing, Michigan, where his father would be killed.
For many years, he was a major proponent of the Nation of Islam , espousing black supremacy , the separation of black and white Americans , and scoffing at the civil rights movement's emphasis on racial integration. By March , he had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and ultimately repudiated its teachings, embracing Sunni Islam ; while continuing to emphasize Pan-Africanism , black self-determination, and black self-defense, disavowing racism. In February , he was assassinated by three men, all of whom were affiliated with the Nation of Islam. The Autobiography of Malcolm X , published shortly after his death, is considered one of the most influential non-fiction books of the 20th century. Wikipedia has an article about: Malcolm X. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Malcolm X.
The family moved to Lansing, Michigan, where their house was burned by white racists in , and, in , Earl was murdered. Malcolm's mother had a nervous breakdown and the eight children were sent to various foster homes. The top student and only African-American in his eighth grade class, Malcolm dropped out of school after his teacher told him that a "nigger" could never become a lawyer — his dream. He went to Boston to live with his sister Ella, and turned to crime. He became a street hustler and in he was arrested and sentenced to 10 years.
The voice of Malcolm X is like a baritone saxophone—powerful, full, and deep with a gravely gravitas that demands your attention. What better instrument for a man whose forceful, fiery speeches transfixed the nation in the midst of the s civil rights movement—and made tangible the anger and frustration of African-Americans who were simply catching hell. This film tells his story through interviews and speeches, and includes some footage from Nation of Islam rallies that has never been seen before. There is no narrator—and that pleases his third daughter, Ilyasah Al Shabazz. King favored non-violent protests while Malcolm X lobbied for separation of blacks from white society. I have a rifle. Someone bombs my house.
The black man needs to start his own program to get rid of drunkenness, drug addiction, prostitution. The black man in America has to lift up his own sense of values. The Malcolm who emerged from imprisonment became Malcolm X in September Within twelve years, the Nation of Islam had mosques all over the United States and sympathizers in every segment of the black population. It offered a worldview that put them at the center, one that separated them from and placed them above the society that despised them. It offered them a set of well-defined rules by which to live. The Nation bought land, ran farms, opened businesses, held mass gatherings in small and large cities, and provided a training ground for manhood and womanhood in a new kind of society.
Malcolm X May 19, — February 21, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his controversial advocacy for the rights of blacks; some consider him a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans, while others accused him of preaching racism and violence. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska , he relocated to New York City's Harlem neighborhood in , after spending his teenage years in a series of foster homes following his father's death and his mother's hospitalization. In New York, Little engaged in several illicit activities, and was eventually sentenced to ten years in prison in for larceny and breaking and entering. After being paroled in , he quickly became one of the organization's most influential leaders. He also expressed pride in some of the social achievements he made with the Nation, particularly its free drug rehabilitation program. Expressing many regrets about his time with them, which he had come to regard as largely wasted, he instead embraced Sunni Islam.