Presentation on theme: "Malcolm X: The Civil Rights Movement -Malcolm Little was born in 1925 in Omaha.Omaha -His father was a Baptist speaker and his mother was from mixed decent."— Presentation transcript:
Malcolm X: The Civil Rights Movement -Malcolm Little was born in 1925 in Omaha.Omaha -His father was a Baptist speaker and his mother was from mixed decent. -This was an interesting component in Malcolm's upbringing. -Because he was the lightest skinned child of the family he felt that he was favored by his father, but treat harshly by his mother for the same reason.
Malcolm X: Youth -In 1931 he moved with his family to Lansing, Michigan. His father was run over by a streetcar and his death was ruled a suicide. However, it is mainly believed that he was murdered by a white supremacist group called the Black Legion. -This is widely believed because Earl Little's head was bashed in before he was run over.
Malcolm X:Young Adult -Malcolm and his siblings were forced to live in foster care after his mother was institutionalized in 1938. - Malcolm graduated Jr. High at the top of his class, but later dropped out of school after a teacher told him that his goals of being a lawyer were ' no realistic goal for a nigger.'
Malcolm X: Young Adult -In 1946, Malcolm was sentenced to 8 years in prison for a number of crimes. Malcolm had turned to a life of crime after the breakdown of his home life. -During his prison stay, Malcolm became self- educated and started to turn towards the Nation of Islam and was highly influenced by the groups leader Elijah Muhammad.
Malcolm X: Adult Years - Malcolm X was released from prison in 1952, and began his career as a minister for the Nation of Islam. He served under Elijah Muhammad. -Malcolm changed his surname to X in order to symbolize his rejection of his slavery roots. -He proved to be an intriguing individual and started to gain public attention. -In 1964, Malcolm separated from the Nation of Islam because of growing problems between him and Elijah Muhammad.
Malcolm X: Adult Years and Death -In 1965 during a speech at the Audubon Ballroom Malcolm was shot 16 times and killed. Three men were charged with the assassination. All were members of the NOI. -Two of the three men were paroled by 1987 and continue to serve the NOI.