Presentation on theme: " 2.His family was chased out of Nebraska, later Malcolm's father, Earl Little, is run over by a streetcar and is killed. These were very significant."— Presentation transcript:
2.His family was chased out of Nebraska, later Malcolm's father, Earl Little, is run over by a streetcar and is killed. These were very significant events in his childhood and were cruel acts of racism, these shaped his philosophy of black rights.
3. Malcolm X was once an American Black Muslim minister. He also was one of the leaders of the Nation of Islam. It is the disparity between these two belief systems that has led to some confusion about what Malcolm X did & did not believe. The Nation of Islam was separatist, believing that white people are the products of the devil and that black people were supposed to be atop the social order. However, after a pilgrimage to Mecca, in 1964, X became a Sunni Muslim & left the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X now viewed Muslims of different races as equal & thought that all could get along eventually. (Excluded, however, were persons of differing faiths.) During the Civil Rights movement, he was a brilliant charismatic preacher, who encouraged black separatism and criticized against the "blue eyed white devils". He eventually distanced himself from Elijah Muhammad's separatist preaching and moved toward mainstream Islam (By the 1990s, some 2 million African Americans converted to Islam). Later, Malcolm changed his name again and began to preach a more conciliatory message. But in early 1965, he was cut down by rival Nation of Islam gunman while speaking to a large crowd.
4. Malcolm X wanted blacks to use violence against whites instead of a passive approach led by Martin Luther King, Jr. as a militant leader, X advocated black pride, economic self-reliance, and identity politics. he ultimately rose to become a world-renowned human rights activist. he was also a member of the Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam. By the early 1960s, he had grown frustrated with the non-violent, integrated struggle for civil rights and worried that blacks would ultimately lose control of their own movement. Malcolm X worried that white allies had begun to deter black leaders from their original goals. "They took it over," he remarked. The "Farce on Washington," as he called it, proved that the role of whites in the movement had grown terribly problematic.
5. His house was firebombed in the early morning of February 14th. February 21st Right after announcing an address at the Audubon Ballroom, at 3:10 pm, he is shot several times...he is pronounced dead on arrival at Vanderbilt Clinic, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. His death affected black and white people because what he did still lives on today.