Malcolm X And The Civil Rights Movement

1180 WordsMar 7, 20165 Pages
Throughout the Civil Rights Movement, many came out of the crowd yearning for their voice to be heard. Freedom activists became well known throughout various parts of the United States, all with different ideas about how to approach such an enormous problem of injustice faced by Negros. With racial injustice at its hand, America was blessed to receive civil rights activists Malcolm X. In order to understand Malcolm X’s philosophies, one must look back and examine his past, paying attention to key events which led him to become the black nationalist he is known as today. Born in a little town in Omaha Nebraska on May 19, 1935, Malcolm Little, soon to be known as Malcolm X, was born to Louise and Earl Little. His mother was a homemaker while his father was a preacher and active member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. This led the Little family to face frequent harassment from white supremacists of the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Legion (Biography.com Editors 1). The Littles moved several times before eventually settling in East Lansing, Michigan (Clayborne 1). Here is where the Little’s would soon find that the north was just as harsh, if not worse, as the south. “Shortly after the Littles moved in, in 1929, a racist mob set their house on fire, and the town 's all-white emergency responders refused to do anything” (Biography.com Editors 1). This shows the racial injustice presented to harmless innocent people. Sadly the injustice did not stop anytime soon, and
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