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 nation for African Americans. Malcolm’s keen intellect, sharp wit, and passionate radicalism are clear in The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley. However Things such as his personality, his career and the impact that he’s had on history may have changed if certain key events in his life had been different.
Malcolm X had a tough personality, he was a strong leader, who was not afraid to say things that he had thought, he was angry and he was extremely opinionated. On April 14th a New York Temple member, named Johnson Hinton was savagely beaten by police. Alerted by other followers, Malcolm joined a group of Muslims at the 28th division headquarters in Harlem, where he demanded that Hinton receive medical attention. Hinton was…