Malcolm x quotes about life
Malcolm X Quotes (Author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X)
Malcolm X Quotes
In he was arrested for larceny and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was granted parole after serving seven years. During that time, Malcolm embraced the ideology of black nationalism. Charismatic and a naturally gifted orator, Malcolm became an influential leader of the Nation of Islam, but decided to get out after his mentor, the leader of NOI, had deeply disappointed him by violating many of his own teachings. Sadly, not long after his epiphany, he was assassinated. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. There is no better than adversity.
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Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. Many have called him one of the greatest, most influential African Americans in history. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it is wrong for America to draft us, and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything.
During his childhood, he and his family experienced racism against African Americans, and moved to several different locations to escape it. As a young adult, Malcolm became involved with criminal activity, and he ended up serving a ten year prison term. While in jail, he sought to better himself and read extensively about philosophy and religion. He learned about the Black Muslims and eventually joined their movement. This led to other positions, and he became a spokesman for the Black Muslims who sought to separate the black race from others and use self defense as a way to achieve their goals. This contradicted the position of civil rights advocates of the time. Malcolm X left the Black Muslims and began his own movement that sought to bring his cause more international attention.