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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X (By Malcolm X But Told By Alex Haley)

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El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more commonly known as Malcolm X, is considered by many one of the greatest civil rights leader in American history. He was an African-American Muslim leader and a human-rights and political activist. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told by Alex Haley, chronicles Malcolm X's life and rite of passage to from street hoodlum to a powerful and influential Muslim leader, and proud black nationalist to renowned Muslim leader, philosopher, activist, and world-famous political speaker. Those changes he underwent, the philosophies and ideas that defined his life, and the triumphs he achieved over oppression in the name of black men and women, should stand as gospel for the lives of all Americans today. ! One of the themes explored in Malcolm X's biography is activism. The definition of activism is "the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc…" ( To Malcolm X, activism was standing up for your freedoms, and standing up to exploitative white men. And he urged all Americans of African descent to rise up and take the basic human rights that had been denied to them for so long, "by any means necessary" (Malcolm X), and to take justified action, violent or not. ! Another theme examined in Malcolm X's biography was oppression. Oppression of the African-American, of the African slave, of the American Muslim, and the oppression of every race that the white man has killed, enslaved, raped, cheated, tortured, exploited, lied...

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