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
... rights movement to integrate African people into mainstream American life, Malcolm X was an avid advocate of black independence and the reclaiming of black pride and masculinity ... 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 ...
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 ... of the film feature black-and-white footage of Malcolm X himself delivering the phrase ...
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 ...
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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    If you’re born in America with a black skin, you’re born in prison, and the masses of black people in America today are beginning to regard our plight or predicament in this society as one of a prison inmate.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    The common goal of 22 million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    Fidelity to the subject’s thought and to his characteristic way of expressing himself is the sine qua non of journalistic quotation.
    —Janet Malcolm (b. 1934)

    Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.
    —Janet Malcolm (b. 1934)