Malcolm X
Malcolm was raised by an outspoken
Baptist minister



Their house was burnt down



His father was ‘killed’



...
Malcolm X
• He worked well in school and decided to
  become a lawyer
• A teacher told his that being a lawyer ‘was
  not ...
Malcolm X

  Early in life I learnt that if
   you wanted something, you
  had better make some noise’
Nation of Islam
• Malcolm X was a strong orator and he
  was appointed national spokesman of
  Nation of Islam
    Muhamma...
Nation of Islam
• Led by Elijah Muhammad
• Malcolm was taught that white society was
  actively oppressing blacks, stoppin...
Split with Nation of Islam
• Elijah Muhammad had several affairs
  which went against the strict
  teachings of the religi...
Malcolm’s assassination
• The Nation of Islam tried on at least
  two occasions to assassinate Malcolm
  – without success...
Quotes
 "When a "When a person places the proper value
on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he
will not do to a...
Quotes
"I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men,
    but I don’t believe in brotherhood with
    anybody who doesn’t ...
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  • Malcolm X

    1. 1. Malcolm X Malcolm was raised by an outspoken Baptist minister Their house was burnt down His father was ‘killed’ Both incidents viewed by police as
    2. 2. Malcolm X • He worked well in school and decided to become a lawyer • A teacher told his that being a lawyer ‘was not realistic for a black person’ • Malcolm lost interest in school and went into petty crime, spending 7 years in jail. • This is where he learnt about Nation of Islam
    3. 3. Malcolm X Early in life I learnt that if you wanted something, you had better make some noise’
    4. 4. Nation of Islam • Malcolm X was a strong orator and he was appointed national spokesman of Nation of Islam Muhammad taught that white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success. • Membership had risen to 30,000 by 1963 • The media and the FBI become interested in him • The FBI infiltrated the movement
    5. 5. Nation of Islam • Led by Elijah Muhammad • Malcolm was taught that white society was actively oppressing blacks, stopping them Muhammad taught that white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success. achieve social, economic and political success. • Nation of Islam wanted a separate state • This was a very different stance from Martin Luther King
    6. 6. Split with Nation of Islam • Elijah Muhammad had several affairs which went against the strict teachings of the religion Muhammad taught that white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success. • Malcolm was extremely disappointed with Elijah and left to found his own organisation – Muslim Mosque • He softened his approach and started preaching to all races with the USA
    7. 7. Malcolm’s assassination • The Nation of Islam tried on at least two occasions to assassinate Malcolm – without success Muhammad taught that white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success. • They succeeded in 1965, when he shot 15 times at close range, which speaking at an event. • What is Malcolm’s legacy?
    8. 8. Quotes "When a "When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under
    9. 9. Quotes "I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood "I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment." with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment."
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