Malcolm X : The Leader Of The Nation Of Islam Essay

2308 Words Nov 29th, 2014 10 Pages
The speaker, Malcolm X, is an extraordinary and significant human beings in the American history. He was born on May 19, 1925, and he was the fourth child out of eight children in his family. His real name was actually Malcolm Little; however, he thought that “Little” was not their family, and it was changed by some white people because of racism. So he decided to get rid of his last name and used letter “X” instead which means “unknown”. According to A&E Television Networks, Malcolm X is the leader of the Nation of Islam and he delivered many speeches about race pride and Black Nationalism in the 1950s and 1960s (Malcolm Little). One of his most important and significant speeches is “The Ballot or the Bullet” which was delivered on April 12, 1964 in Detroit Michigan, which encouraged the African-American people to stand up for their own rights to vote. In this speech, Malcolm X also tried to encourage people to fight for racial, economic, and social justice. Unlike another great civil right leader, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X claimed that separation from the white would be a good idea instead of emerging into the white community.
As a speaker, Malcolm X is very credible. He wanted to be a lawyer when he was young; however, his teacher discouraged him and told him that his dream would never come true because he was a “nigger”. After he moved to New York from Michigan, he did many bad things including stealing. Although he went into the jail, Mr. Malcolm read many books…

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