The first would be how his story can serve as a testament to the importance of reclaiming voice. Towards the end of his life, I think it became apparent that Malcolm X understood his Autobiography as something that was going to remain after his exit. He also understood that in his narrative, his bildungsroman, others after him would be able to
Hundreds of African Americans were joining the Nation of Islam every month.
All four African-American men were arrested. Johnson was not bailed, and police said he could not go back to the hospital until his arraignment the following day. Nation members silently left, after which the rest of the crowd also dispersed. Soon the police department assigned undercover officers to infiltrate the Nation of Islam.
These included the beliefs: He and the Nation of Islam were described as hatemongers, black supremacists, racists, violence-seekers, segregationists, and a threat to improved race relations.
He was accused of being antisemitic. He proposed that African Americans should return to Africa and that, in the interim, a separate country for black people in America should be created.
They were acquitted, but tensions had been raised. A large crowd of angry Muslims came outside from the mosque. The officers attempted to intimidate the crowd. One officer was disarmed by the crowd; his partner was shot in the elbow by a third officer.
More than 70 backup officers arrived. They raided the mosque and randomly beat NOI members. Police officers shot seven Muslims, including William X Rogers, who was hit in the back and paralyzed for life, and Ronald Stokes, a Korean War veteran, who was shot from behind while raising his hands over his head to surrender, killing him.
Muhammad confirmed the rumors inattempting to justify his behavior by referring to precedents set by Biblical prophets.
Kennedy, the Muslim leader cited the murders of Patrice LumumbaCongo leader, of Medgar Everscivil rights leader, and of the Negro girls bombed earlier this year in a Birmingham church.
The Nation of Islam, which had sent a message of condolence to the Kennedy family and ordered its ministers not to comment on the assassination, publicly censured their former shining star. He was still a Muslim, he said, but felt that the Nation had "gone as far as it can" because of its rigid teachings.
He said he was planning to organize a black nationalist organization to "heighten the political consciousness" of African Americans. He also expressed a desire to work with other civil rights leaders, saying that Elijah Muhammad had prevented him from doing so in the past.
He soon converted to the Sunni faith. He was delayed in Jeddah when his U. The motion was taken from a statement made earlier that year by U.The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a powerful story and compelling background of one of the greatest African American heroes in history Malcolm X.
Throughout the book he talks about the effects of racism throughout the ¿s to ¿s/5(). • (May 19) Born as Malcolm Little in University Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. • Malcolm's brother, Reginald, is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
• Enrolled in Pleasant Grove Elementary School (kindergarten). • Malcolm's father, Earl Little, is run over by a streetcar and is killed. Malcolm X was an intelligent man who managed to unite the people of the U.S.A and bring them forward and into white society by performing talks, speeches and interviews on .
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