Malcolm X. (1925-1965)

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Malcolm X This handout should give an overview on Malcolm X`s life and doctrines. It is based on Malcolm`s Autobiography (The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X, Alex Haley) and on some information gathered from the Internet. The authors: Alex Haley who assisted to write the book is a black journalist and novelist. The book was written with the agreement of Elijah Muhammad, whose organisation also got the money earned by this book (as wished by Malcolm X). The book was first published in 1965, after Malcolm`s death. His Life: Malcolm Little was born on 19th May 1925 in an hospital in Omaha. Soon after his birth little Malcolm went with his family to the village of Lansing, Michigan. His father - Reverend Earl Little - was a Baptist preacher and a member of one of the early Negro organisisations, the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association) founded by Marcus Aurelius Garvey. Malcolm`s mother - Louise Little - was born in Grenada, Caribbean Sea, and was a coloured woman, thus Malcolm did not have a shiny black skin, but a reddish brown skin. Malcolm was the 7th child of his father, he had got two half sisters, Ella and Mary, and one half brother, Earl, and his full brothers and sisters Wilfred, Hilda, Philbert (who were all older than him) and Reginald, Yvonne, Wesley and Robert (who all were born after him). His father often was disriminated against by members of the Ku Klux Klan and was found dead when Malcolm was only six. After this, his mother and his oldest ...

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