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Malcolm X Human Rights Movement

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African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska., at the age of 20, Malcolm started his street career in Boston as a pimp, drug dealer and gambler. In 1946 he was arrested for burglary and sent to prison. In prison he began reading everything he can get a hold of , Malcolm read the teachings of Ilisha Mohamed and the nation of Islam. He later dropped his slave name “Little” and chose “X” to represent his lost tribal name. By the time he was paroled in 1952 he had committed himself to the nation of Islam. He was a very charismatic powerful speaker who conveyed Ilisha Mohamed’s teachings to the masses, later he was appointed national spokesman. During that time membership increased
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