MALCOLM X Malcolm X was a renowned black civil rights leader. He dedicated a majority of his life to creating racial pride in his black listeners. Many things led to his strong feelings against white domination, including his family life and his experiences as a young adult, this created his dreams and goals and followed up with his many accomplishes as a civil rights leader.
Malcolm X was born in Omaha Nebraska. Growing up his family was constantly harassed by whites who didn't like his father, Earl Little because he was an organizer for the "Back-to-Africa"Ã¯Â¿Â½ movement. His father was murdered when Malcolm was just six years old. Shortly after his father died his mother had a nervous break down and the rest of his family was split up by welfare agencies. Malcolm continued to go to school with dreams of someday becoming a lawyer or a doctor until his eighth grade teacher told him he should learn carpentry and just forget his dreams because he was black.
He dropped out of school that year and he supported him self for a few years as a hustler. Malcolm cheated his way through his young adult life until he was put into jail for burglary.
While in prison Malcolm adopted the Islamic religion. He believed that blacks all over the world should join forces and fight against racism. In his mind white people had broken up his family and ruined his life all because of racial tension. Above all he stressed strong ethical conduct among blacks, in other words a strong racial unity. Malcolm believed that one day blacks would be repaid for all the loss and suffering caused by whites. Malcolm made it his goal to convince fellow blacks to speak out against racism, he dedicated the rest of...