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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

Who were the "Malcolm X"?

Maybe i will sound a little bit ignorant asking this question lol, but i really want to know.

22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    He was a criminal who was in and out of prison for many different crimes, in Prison he discovered the Nation of Islam and there he convert to it. Nation of Islam in more of black vs white than the religion Islam itself, later he discovered Islam and converted to Islam.

    He was a major civil activist for the black people, but he is far from Dr. Luther King. Dr. Luther King saw that the only way to get equality between whit and black people is through civil peaceful ways, Malcolm X didn't. If he didn't get his way, then he will get it by force. Both wanted the black people to get their rights, but they were different in their methods.

    He died by the same people who brought him to NOI. Gunned down infront of his family by other Muslims.

    NO one desrve to die the way he did, especailly infront of his kids. When JFK died, Malcom X mocked his death, and said the chicken will come to roast ..., and because of that ELijah Muhammad punished him, and some time later, Malcolm X left the nation of Islam and embrace Islam.

    Just a little about his life. Google it you will find a lot.

    Everything I posted is the truth, and those who doesn't like it. That is history. Like or not.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Malcom X Whent to prison for burglary, Malcolm Little adopted the Black Muslim faith and became a minister of the Nation of Islam upon his release in 1952. As Malcolm X, he was a charismatic advocate of black separatism who rejected Martin Luther King, Jr.'s policies of non-violence. Malcolm X broke with the Nation of Islam in 1964. That same year he made a pilgrimage to Mecca and shortly afterwards he embraced orthodox Islam He recanted some of his earlier more strongest viewpoints on race, though he remained a staunch advocate of "black power." He was shot to death by a group of men while giving a speech in New York City in 1965; some of the men had connections to the Nation of Islam, though a formal tie between that group and the assassination was never proven.

    Source(s): and from some of my history papers.
  • 1 decade ago

    To truly appreciate Malcolm X's life, you must read the Autobiography of Malcolm X. Written with the help of Alex Haley, this is a smashing discourse on American society and racism. It is in many ways still fresh and applicable today. It is not only a diatribe on social woes but it is the story of the transformation of a man from the lowest depths of society to a respected and remembered martyr. It is extremely difficult to truly understand Malcolm X without reading this incredible book, which Time Magazine judged as one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

    For a comprehensive overview of Malcolm X's life, visit the Timeline. It is a sketch of his life based only on facts, arranged chronologically, from his birth to his death.

  • 1 decade ago

    Malcolm X was a black man that lead some rallies in the 60's.

    The first time I head of Malcolm X was in the Marine corps, and I was asked if I "should talk to a brother a Malcolm X that way", and I responded that he need to stop reading comic books, (thinking he might be referring to the X-men).

    There no history of Malcolm X in the white community I'm from.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Malcolm X was a man, originally named Malcolm Little. In his youth he was a cheap gangster hood who got the pinch and was sent to jail. He adopted the X as his last name because he said his last name was his slave name. He reformed and became a Muslim in prison. He became a powerful civil rights and spiritual leader in the 60's after he had served his time. He was assaniated and his murder is often mentioned in a long conspirasy theroy that includes JFK, Martin Luther King jr., and Robert Kennedy. He was a spiritual advisor to Mahommad Ali and other well known celebrities. Denzel Washington starred as Malcolm in a early 90's movie directed by Spike Lee bearing his name.

  • Chris
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Malcolm X was originally Malcolm Little. (The X signified that he did not accept his slave name of Little, and that he had been robbed of the true knowledge of his ancestral name in Africa.) He was born to poverty. He saw his father lynched by the KKK. He became a hustler, and a street runner. He eventually embraced Islam under the teachings of Elijah Mohammad. The nation of Islam taught him self pride and organization of thought when America only offered him an image of himself and other African Americans that was filled with loathing and degregation. He became a courageous and outspoken person who declared that African Americans (****** at the time) should secure their rights to the American dream of safety and security, life and liberty, "by any means necessary." He was branded a radical. Spied on by the FBI as a subversive and often pitted by the media against Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, although as far as I have read they had different methods to obtain the same goal; civil rights for African Americans, and never spoke against one another. Following the muslim tradition, Malcolm X made a pilgrimage to Mecca to worship. Once there he discovered that his faith transcended color. He converted to the purer form of the religion and returned to America with a different set of values and a new point of view. He was murdered in a restaurant. Some say by agents of Elijah Muhammad. But they only wisper that. You should read his Autobiography. Famed author and historian Alex Haley assisted him in writing it. It is readily found in any library. It is a true American story of a man who discovered himself and unmasked truths about his country that people would rather have ignored, then and now.

  • 1 decade ago

    Malcolm X was not a group. He was one very strong and brave individual who was one of the leaders in the fight against segregation in the United States. Dr. Martin Luther King was better known, but Malcolm X was just as important. Unfortunately, both of these great men were assassinated, and they never lived to see the ideals they gave their lives for, come to pass.

  • 1 decade ago

    Malcolm X was one man. He fought for civil rights the same time that Dr. King was doing the same.

    His birth name was Malcolm Little. He eventually became a Muslim. There is lots of info about Malcolm. Alex Haley helped him write "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," if you're interested. It is good reading.

  • 1 decade ago

    Malcolm X was a great civil rights movement personality. You can compare him to Martin Luther King.

  • 1 decade ago

    malcolm x, born malcolm little, also known as detroit red and hajj malik el-shabazz was a muslim minister and national spokesman for the noi //nation of islam. he was also founder of the muslim mosque, inc. and the organization of afro-american unity.

    malcolm went from being a young street-wise boston hoodlum to becoming one of the most prominent black nationalist leaders in the states, and when murdered, became considered by some as a martyr of islam, and a champion of equality. as a militant leader, malcolm x advocated black pride, economic self-reliance, and identity politics. he ultimately rose to become a world-renowned african american and human rights activist.

    a year before his assassination, malcolm became a sunni muslim following a pilgrimage to mecca, where he realized the falsehood of nation of islam and then became more tolerant toward white people. he was assassinated by members of the nation of islam in washington heights on the first day of national brotherhood week.

    // strongly believed that elijah muhammad and louis farrakhan are involved in his assassination.

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