Malcolm X : An Extraordinary Figure For African Americans

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Malcolm X is an extraordinary figure for African Americans. He is one of the most historic and significant human beings in American history. Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Little, was 28 years young and his father Earl Little was an outspoken Baptist minister and supporter of Marcus Garvey 's “Back to Africa Movement”. Malcom had 3 half siblings from his father’s previous marriage and later 6 additional kids. His push for Civil Right made him a target for death threats, forcing his family to move several times. In 1929 their home in Michigan was burned to the ground and two years later Earl was found dead. This was a devastating blow for Malcom 's Mother who was committed to a mental…show more content…
He was later appointed national spokesmen. Macieski, Jessica. Malcom X: The Transformation of a Black Nationalist. N.p.: n.p., 1993. Print. During this time the membership increased from 500 to 30,000. Malcolm X had emerged as this extraordinary talented itinerant minister. He preached a creed of black superiority. In 1958 Malcolm X married Betty X in Lancing Michigan. The couple had 6 daughters Qubilah Shabazz, Ilyasah Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Malaak Shabazz, Gamilah Lumumba Shabazz,Malikah Shabazz . . Malcolm X rejected civil right movement s of non-violent protests instead he encouraged black men to use “Any Means Necessary” to protect themselves. The devotion to protect black people inspired millions of African Americans even the African Americans that disagreed with the violence they still respect him as a person and his devotion to empowering the black race. Malcolm X faith was challenged when he found out that the honorable Elijah Mohamed had seduced several woman in the Nation of Islam and some had his children. In 1964 Malcom X renounced Mohammad and left the Nation of Islam. He founded a religious organization called the Muslim mosque incorporated and took a pilgrimage to the holy land of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. While in Mecca met people of all races, he then renamed himself el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazzand returned to the United States for new hopes for the future. He founded an organization called Afro American Unity, to unite blacks all over the
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