Malcolm X

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Malcolm X

  1. 1. MALCOLM X By Natasha, Alysia and Chenel 
  2. 2. SIGNIFICANCE <ul><li>He was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist </li></ul><ul><li>To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>His opponents accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, anti-Semitism, and violence. </li></ul><ul><li>He has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT HE DID… <ul><li>PRESENTATIONS:- </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm X spoke before a wide variety of audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>He spoke at regular meetings of Muslim Mosque, and at the Organization of Afro-American Unity. </li></ul><ul><li>He was one of the most sought-after speakers on college campuses. </li></ul><ul><li>He also spoke before political groups such as the Militant Labour Forum. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT HE DID… <ul><li>RHETORIC </li></ul><ul><li>He cleverly replaced his last name with the letter ‘X’, part of a rhetorical strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm X urged all African-Americans to reject their last names, which were those of slave-owners, replacing them with &quot;X&quot; to stand for the lost African names of their ancestors. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT HE DID… <ul><li>During most of his career Malcolm X gave whites no break. </li></ul><ul><li>He demanded separation from whites. </li></ul><ul><li>However toward the end of his life, he seemed more accepting of some whites, but still his evolving vision was not entirely clear. </li></ul>
  6. 6. LINKS TO OTHER LEADERS <ul><li>His thinking, his style and his impact derive from Marcus Garvey’s ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>He was around alongside the likes of Martin Luther King. </li></ul><ul><li>He was more favoured by the militant activists and those more peaceful tended to oppose his methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X was also assassinated. </li></ul>

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