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Malcom X's Impacts on History Essay

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“I don’t even call it violence when it’s in self defense; I call it intelligence.” were once words spoken from a man greatly known in the African American community. This man was Malcolm X. An expressive public speaker, with a charismatic personality, and an untiring organizer, Malcolm X expressed the pent up anger, frustration, and bitterness of African Americans during the major phase of the civil rights movement from 1955 to 1965. Malcolm X spoke of a violent revolution, which would bring about radical change for the black race, while a man with the name of Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out to all people. Martin Luther King Jr. promoted non-violence, civil rights, and the end to racial segregation, while Malcolm X dreamed of a separate…show more content…
If police had not taken physical actions towards Hinton, and if Malcolm X had gotten what he asked for sooner, then maybe there would not have been any anger and disappointment from Malcolm. Plus having his family harassed every day, and being under FBI watch twenty-four seven, all caused Malcolm X to be angry and extremely opinionated at the “white man”. Malcolm X's siblings, four of whom had already converted to Islam, introduced Malcolm to the words of Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam's leader. The two men communicated, and Malcolm continued his course of study, and eventually wrote to the Massachusetts governor and demanded the right to practice Islam in prison. He also joined the prison debate team and began attracting attention for his public speaking skills. Malcolm X’s career would have been very different if he had not been introduced to the nation of Islam. Malcolm X, before being introduced to the nation of Islam, was involved any many criminal activates. By the time Malcolm was 20, he was sent to prison for 10yrs, for street hustling, burglary, gambling, selling drugs and other criminal behavior. If Malcolm was not introduced to The Nation of Islam, his career would have been drastically different. Malcolm could have gotten out of prison and continued to sell drugs, gamble and steal, which wouldn’t have made him a hero to all African Americans, but a criminal, that cared about nothing, but himself. In April, 1964 Malcolm
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