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the autobiography of malcolm X

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Malcolm X , formerly Malcolm Little was born on May 19 , 1925 . He also came to be known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz . Malcolm was a Black Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam . Not many people have as diversified life as Malcolm , transforming from a drug-dealer and burglar to the most prominent Black Muslim Leader in America . He was the biggest supporter of black pride , their political identity

and economical stability . Eventually , he became the world-famous African American /Pan-Africanist and human rights activist . Malcolm has written many books to express and communicate his ideas . Most of them are the collection of speeches that he delivered however , more famous of his works are those which tell of his idea apart from his delivered speeches . Some of the more known books authored or co-authored by Malcolm are

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By Any Means Necessary

Malcolm X on Afro-American History

Malcolm X Speeches : January 1965

Malcolm X Talks to Young People : Speeches in the United States , Britain and Africa

Malcolm X : The Last Speeches

The End of White World Supremacy

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of the last African-American autobiographies to be introduced by a white person in this case the journalist M . S . Handler , who , represents Malcolm among the ranks of those remarkable men who pulled themselves to the summit by their bootstraps and championed Negroes as an integral part of the American community . Like abolitionist introducers and reviewers of slave narratives , Handler betrays a lingering desire to measure a black autobiographer 's sincerity according to the palatability of his or her politics and personal style hence Handler attempts to rehabilitate Malcolm X by promising that the private Malcolm of the autobiography had outgrown the diabolic dialectic of his public persona and was moving toward a more revealing and less polarizing style of self-representation

When The Autobiography of Malcolm X was published in 1965 , it revealed an individual of enormous complexity . For many readers , it also revealed an individual whose story surprised them . Many Americans saw Malcolm X as the associated with nonviolence and integration , Malcolm was seen as one who promoted armed self-defense and racial separation . Malcolm 's life story however , suggested that the differences between the two were much more complicated than had previously been understood . By the end of The Autobiography , Malcolm was a convert to Islam and approved that religion 's outreach to individuals of all nations and ethnicities . He also seemed more interested in building an international network that supported the growth and success of persons of African descent around the world than in encouraging confrontations between blacks and whites on the streets of New York

For The Autobiography , Malcolm collaborated with the writer Alex Haley Prior to the book 's publication , Haley was little known . He eventually became a household name with the publication of the...

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