Who is Malcolm X?

  • (noun): Militant civil rights leader (1925-1965).
    Synonyms: Malcolm Little

Malcolm X

Malcolm X ( /ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. 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, black supremacy, and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

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Black Nationalism - Background - Malcolm X
... the civil rights movement to integrate African people into mainstream American life, Malcolm X was an avid advocate of black independence and the ... Malcolm X declared that nonviolence was the "philosophy of the fool," and that to achieve anything, African Americans would have to reclaim their national identity ... Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Malcolm X quipped, "While King was having a dream, the rest of us Negroes are having a nightmare." Malcolm X ...
Malcolm - Places
... Malcolm, Maryland, community in Charles County Malcolm, Nebraska, village in Lancaster County Malcolm, Western Australia, an abandoned town in Western Australia ...
Battle Of Alnwick (1093) - Background
... It appears that Malcolm Canmore had ambitions regarding both Cumbria and Northumbria, and in May 1091 he invaded Northumbria and besieged Durham ... He advanced into Scotland with Malcolm retreating in front of his army ... The events leading up to the next invasion are unclear, but in November 1093, Malcolm led an army into Northumbria and began to besiege Alnwick ...
By Any Means Necessary - Malcolm X - Mandela Case
... In the final scene of the 1992 movie Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela—recently released after 27 years of political imprisonment—appears as a schoolteacher in a Soweto classroom ... the final seconds of the film feature black-and-white footage of Malcolm X himself delivering the phrase ...
Malcolm X - Published Works
... The Autobiography of Malcolm X ... Malcolm X Speaks Selected Speeches and Statements ... Malcolm X Talks to Young People ...

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    The day that the Black man takes an uncompromising step and realizes that he is within his rights, when his own freedom is being jeopardized, to use any means necessary to bring about his freedom or put a halt to that injustice, I don’t think he’ll be by himself.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. 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.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

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    —Janet Malcolm (b. 1934)