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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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 ... 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 ...
Black Nationalism - Background - Malcolm X
... 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 ... 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 believed that African Americans must develop their own ...
Malcolm - Places
... Malcolm, Maryland, community in Charles County Malcolm, Nebraska, village in Lancaster County Malcolm, Western Australia, an abandoned town in Western Australia ...
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 ... the film feature black-and-white footage of Malcolm X himself delivering the phrase ...

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