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kevin asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

In the Malcom X autobiography talk about empowerment and poverty?

Also explain the controversy within the black community. I need help with these 2 things that relate to the Malcom X autobiography for my sociology paper. Can anyone help me with any of these things?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    the Autobiography of Malcolm X was written by Alex Haley between 1964 and 1965, as told to him through conversations with Malcolm conducted shortly before Malcolm X's death (and with an epilogue after it), and published in 1965. the book was named by Time magazine as one of the ten most important nonfiction books of the 20th century.

    the screenplay for the 1992 Spike Lee film Malcolm X was adapted from The Autobiography of Malcolm X. the book describes Malcolm X's upbringing in Michigan, his maturation to adulthood in Boston and New York, his time in prison, his conversion to Islam, his ministry, his travels to Africa and to Mecca, and his subsequent career and eventual assassination at the Audubon Ballroom near 166th Street and Broadway in New York City. the book contains a substantial amount of thought concerning African-American existence.

    Haley stated in the documentary Eyes on the Prize that it was difficult to write the autobiography because Malcolm X was quite averse to talking about himself and preferred instead to talk about the Nation of Islam. there are exaggerations and inaccuracies in the book, some of which were acknowledged by Haley. for example, Malcolm X describes an incident in which he pointed a revolver with a single bullet to his head in front of his criminal cohorts and repeatedly pulled the trigger in order to show them he was not afraid to die. in the epilogue, Haley writes that when Malcolm was proof-reading the manuscript he told Haley that he had palmed the bullet and staged the act in order to scare the others into obedience.

    in 2005 historian Manning Marable, talking about his forthcoming book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, claimed that Haley worked with the FBI while writing the book with Malcolm X. he also talked about the existence of three unpublished chapters of the book.

    Source(s): Fair & Balanced
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  • Erika
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    3 years ago

    Malcolm X become no longer approximately battling fire with fire in an effort to speak. He become approximately self protection whilst confronted with violence interior the main powerful way. Martin become no longer approximately provide up your satisfaction yet making use of a approach that appealed to the humanity of his attacker. If that failed then use financial sanctions at the same time with boycotts. Martin become nicely versed with regulation and understood ALL human beings had the suitable to guard. Malcolm become nicely versed with the regulation besides and understood whilst the government no longer served the individuals the individuals have the suitable to alter the government via besides the fact that capacity required. the two adult males have been reacting to racism that besieged their human beings albeit in diverse techniques... Edit: i will't stand those solutions anymore..base line King become an integrationist in a protracted line of integrationists. the place has integration gotten us now? we've not got self preserving communities. which capacity the place Black human beings stay we've no grocery shops of our very own to feed ourselves, we've no substantial banks or financial establishments of our very own to very own loan us funds to start agencies or purchase properties, we've no substantial production flowers of our very own no making our very own products, we don't administration components, we don't farm, fish or herd for nutrients, we are thoroughly based on somebody else to furnish us with the desires of our ordinary survival. Being based on somebody else for you survival makes you a slave. subsequently nonetheless integration we whilst from one style a slavery to a diverse. Malcolm become a disciple of Marcus Garvey like his discern. Malcolm become approximately self sufficiency. He believed that the Black neighborhood could desire to create for ourselves. That way we could feed ours, dress ourselves, hire ourselves, abode ourselves and administration our destiny..Ourselves! The alongside with Chinatown, Greek city, Jew city, Spanish this and which you've a Black city. A Black city capacity we'd be secure via the ultimate of our lifestyle. we'd administration our financial destiny. So in understanding that i'm already for Marcus Garvey subsequently may be for Malcolm X via default...

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