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Malcolm X Biography (For Class Presentation)

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Warning: I'm a german student.Be aware of mistakes.Thank you.These are my notes about Malcolm X when I do a presentation about him.Malcolm XBirth: May 9th 1925 in Omaha/NebraskaMother: born on Grenada and grew up thereFather: preacher, activist in first black civil rights movement founded by MarcusGarvey- Nebraska, Omaha (birth of Malcolm) than moved to Lansing (father was treated by the „Ku-Klux-Klan“)- Malcolm is the fourth of eight children- 1931 bus ran over father some thought Suizide- Malcolm thought he was killed by a white man- was involved in crimes (stealing, marihuana, burglary)- in 1939 his mother was sent to a mental institution- after this X was sent to a youth centre in 1939- he moved to his half-sister in Boston- he stayed long times in the ghetto and began to smoke „Sweet Marijane“- 1945: he founded a gang of burglars- 1946 he was caught by the police and was arrested ...view middle of the document...

- X’s two organizations (OAAU and the Muslim Mosque) broke down after his violent death- X was one of the few black leaders who didn’t let himself get corrupted by anyone- In the end of his life X stepped in the history for socialism and a worldwide revolution- X worked and fought for a more humane existence for a lot of Blacks in the USA and all over the worldX was an political opponent of M.L.King- Malcolms grave is in hartsdale/new yorkNation of Islam- was founded in 1930 by Wallace D. Fard- was a radical-religious-muslim Organsisation for black Americans- N.o.I. Is let by „Louis Farrakhan“ who gained much confidence with his separating-discussion of the people- about 100.000 members- prominent members: Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) und Mike Tyson (Abdul Aziz)May 19, 1925 Malcolm Little is born in Omaha, NE.1929 The family's Lansing, MI, home is burned to the ground.1931 Malcolm's father is found dead on the town's trolley tracks.1946 Malcolm is sentenced to 8-10 years for armed robbery; serves 6 ½ years at Charlestown, MA State Prison.1948-49 Converts to the Nation of Islam while in prison.1953 Changes name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X and becomes Assistant Minister of Nation of Islam's Detroit Temple.1954 Promoted to Minister of Nation of Islam's New York Temple.1958 Marries Sister Betty X in Lansing, Michigan.1959 Travels to Middle East and Africa.1963 Nation of Islam orders Malcolm X to be silent, allegedly because of remarks concerning President Kennedy's assassination.March, 1964 Malcolm X leaves the Nation of Islam and starts his new organization, Muslim Mosque, Inc.April, 1964 Travels to Middle East and Africa.May, 1964 Starts the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), a secular political group.February 14, 1965 Malcolm X's home is firebombed.February 21, 1965 Malcolm X is assassinated as he begins speaking at the Audubon Ballroom, New York.

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