However, when each new employer finds out she is not white after all, she is let go. Even in death, Earl cannot get justice. By the time he is about twelve years old, Malcolm is an orphan ward of the state, living with a foster family.
The reading habit stuck with him his whole life. Active Themes Earl Little, a travelling preacher and a tall, outspoken black man from Georgia, is a vocal supporter of Marcus Garvey and his ideas of Pan-Africanism, or the belief that people of African descent all around the world should join together against the oppression of whites.
His father spread the ideas of black activist Marcus Garvey, and his mother was a light-skinned black woman from Grenada. When the family moves to Lansing, Michigan, inanother white supremacist group burns down their house. In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the Muslim leader remembers the heated response to a documentary made in about the Nation of Islam: Malcolm, meanwhile, demonstrates a shrewdness that will serve him well throughout life.
His father is murdered and his mother literally goes insane trying to keep the family together. Its second Malcolm—the El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz finale—is a mask with no distinct ideology, it is not particularly Islamic, not particularly nationalist, not particularly humanist. Seeing his father as the leader of these intelligent, down-to-earth meetings with their serious politics always made Malcolm more proud than when he saw him as a preacher.
Active Themes Around this time, Welfare agents begin to come frequently around the house, asking lots of questions.
Earl cannot control this unconscious preference the result of internalized racism any more than Malcolm can control his own skin color. Sounding almost as conciliatory as his former nemesis, Martin Luther King, Jr.
His activities attract the attention of the town and the Welfare people, who begin trying to take him away from the rest of family. He also visits his brothers and sisters, who live in different cities.
By the end of the autobiography, Malcolm X has made some kind of peace with his more revolutionary and incendiary pronouncements against whites, deciding that his earlier blanket indictments against those who did not agree with him, and his association with a rather fanatical group, were all part of his personal ongoing learning process.
Because of all that happened to him in those two years, however, the book was changed forever, and the last pages, in which Malcolm presciently writes of his own imminent death, have a special poignancy because of his power to change and grow.
Events and conversations are remembered through the lens of time; in this book, Malcolm remembers events decades after they took place.
However, Malcolm always had trouble believing in the Christian God, even as a child.X, Malcolm, and Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley, Ballantine Books,reissue edition, Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.
1) How did the television program "The Hate that Hate Produced" depict Malcolm X and other members of the Nation of Islam (p)? This television program depicted X and the other members as "strong-looking, set faced black men." (p).
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