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Malcolm X essay project

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Introduction

Malcolm X By Basil Bhaimia 9E Introduction In this project I am going to write about Malcolm X. I am going to bas my project around a number of questions. However I am going to base my project on 3 main questions. The 3 main questions, which I am going to base my project around, are 1.What was Malcolm X famous for?, 2.Why did Malcolm X believe using violence was better than peaceful protest? And 3. How did Malcolm X help change the life of the black? These are the 3 main questions, which I am going to answer, in depth. I hope to find out many things through this project however the most important piece of information, which I would like to find out about Malcolm X, is why he had used violence other than peaceful protest, when other civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King who had disagreed completely with the idea of using violence as protest and used peaceful protest. What was Malcolm X famous for? Malcolm X was famous for many things however he was most famous for using violence to solve problems and for protest than using non-violence like other black civil right leaders such as Martin Luther King. However Malcolm X has said in many of his speeches that he doesn't use violence but he uses self-defence against the people that treat the black society roughly. ...read more.

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Malcolm had raised the number of people in the Nation Of Islam from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 1963, this was approximately 2,681 people a year. Malcolm X went to different colleges and universities where he did speeches on the whites and Islam. He also presented the same speeches on tv and on the radio so that he knew that everyone would be able to hear it. Malcolm never took a day away from his work other than the days he went to see Muhammad Ali at his training camp and those odd fights where Muhammad Ali was fighting for the title to give him support so that he could win. Muhammad Ali was another person which Malcolm X had got to join the Nation of Islam, this was when Muhammad Ali known as Casius Clay at the time was taken to the Vietnam war but had refused to fight. Malcolm X had met Ali before the war started and Ali then went on to join the Nation of Islam. <--Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali sitting down. Why did Malcolm X decide to use Violence instead of peaceful protest? "If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it is wrong to be violent defending black women, black children, black babies, and black men the it is wrong for America to draft us and make us violent abroad in defence of her..." ...read more.

Conclusion

I also learnt that Malcolm X had changed his name 2 times, which was Malcolm Little to Malcolm X and then Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. In my research I had also learnt that Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21st, 1965 in Manhattan while doing a speech by his former freiends from the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X was shot 15 times. The most important thing, which I have found out while doing my project, was the reason for why Malcolm X had decided to use violence instead of peaceful protest. Malcolm X is relevant today around the world for all the black people since he had changed part of their lifestyle but making them stick up for themselves and back themselves up. He is also relevant to everyone else around the world as he had showed everyone that anyone can change, if you take his life as an example, he started off as a drug dealer which he then went on to become a criminal where he was then sent to prison and then turned into a Muslim, and then went on to become one of the biggest civil rights leader along side Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and many others. Malcolm X is one of the most famous people around the world today. There have been many movies based around him however the most famous one of them all is called "Malcolm X" directed by Spike Lee and Denzel Washington starring as Malcolm X. ...read more.

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