The Chronicle Of The Dynamic Human Rights

2629 WordsNov 6, 201411 Pages
The chronicle of the dynamic human rights activist Malcolm X’s life is one that begins and ends in tragedy. During the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, he gained national and international prominence for his work to achieve social justice for African-Americans and was perhaps the most controversial leader of the period. His autobiography provides numerous examples of the effect of racial prejudice on human behavior in various contexts. Malcolm X’s lifelong work spanned over four decades and pervaded America’s social, political, and economic forums until his assassination in 1965. At the time of his murder, his beliefs and ideologies were undergoing a great change. He was abandoning his radical and violence driven approach of his early years and was promoting unity and goodwill among all races. He was also advocating for self-determination from African-Americans, and called for them to take action to better their circumstances. In many respects, Malcolm X was largely misunderstood and unappreciated for his work to eradicate racism in the United States, however he was an influential force in ways that continue to manifest in today’s society. Early in his life, Malcolm Little (who later changed his name to Malcolm X) experienced the tragic loss of his father, Reverend Earl Little, and the racism his family faced when dealing with the aftermath. His father was brutally murdered by members of the Black Legion, a hate society of white racists, after he garnered
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