Essay on Biography of Malcolm X

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Biography of Malcolm X One of the most influential men of his time, not only with the black community, but also with other people of every community. His beliefs for many people are hard to understand and probably thought as if his beliefs are wrong, but until someone actually reads The Autobiography of Malcolm X, then people will not really understand the complexity of the man Malcolm X. His autobiography takes you on a tour of probably lots of black men of this time and shows all the hardships and struggles that they had to go through. Showing the misleading teachings of the honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, and how Malcolm learns the real truth of his religion. All should study the journey of Malcolm X's…show more content…
An example of this is in The Autobiography of Malcolm X where Malcolm says "but still the image of him that made me proudest was his crusading and militant campaigning with words of Marcus Garvey." (9). Malcolm's father leaving him was very influential because he never had that guidance that a father gives his children, but more importantly that his father was killed by the white Black Legion. The Black Legion was a hateful group much like the Ku Klux Klan, but they wore black robes instead of white robes. The killing of his father by the Black Legion stood in Malcolm's head as he gets older and affects the way he thinks of white people. The fact that the insurance company would not give his mother the money that she deserved because they found his father on the streetcar tracks. So he obviously bashed himself in the head and stumbled over to the tracks to commit suicide. This was just another reason in Malcolm's head why the white people are the devil. The way that his father was laid half dead on the streetcar tracks by white people who just let him suffer half dead. The event of his father's death just put more and more aggression towards white people in Malcolm's life. One of the most important events that shaped Malcolm's life was when Mr. Ostrowski, his eight-grade
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