Malcolm X: Angel or Demon?

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This is my incomplete project for ENG 256 (African American Poetry, Plays, and Film).

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Malcolm X: Angel or Demon?

  1. 1. Malcolm XAngel or Demon?
  2. 2. BX (Before the X) 1925  Born May 19 as Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska 1931  Earl Little (father) is run over by a streetcar & killed 1939  Louise Little (mother) is committed to the State Mental Hospital in Kalamazoo  Malcolm is told by a teacher that being a lawyer is not a realistic goal
  3. 3. BX (Before the X) 1940  Goes to Boston to visit his half-sister, Ella Collins 1941  Moves to Boston 1943  Moves to Harlem, New York  Known as “Detroit Red”
  4. 4. BX (Before the X) 1946  Convicted of larceny, B & E, and carrying a weapon. Sentenced to 8-10 yrs  Begins reading as many books as possible & educating himself 1947  Influenced by family & impressed by letters from Elijah Muhammad, converts to Nation of Islam
  5. 5. 1952 Released from prison after 6 yrs instead of 8-10 Meets Elijah Muhammad in Chicago Receives the legendary “X” from the Nation of Islam
  6. 6. Malcolm X: The Spike Lee Film Director: Spike Lee Writers:  Alex Haley (book)  Malcolm X (book)  Arnold Perl (screenplay)  Spike Lee (screenplay)
  7. 7. Malcolm X: The Spike Lee Film Main Cast:  Denzel Washington – Malcolm X  Angela Bassett – Dr. Betty Shabazz  Al Freeman Jr. – Elijah Muhammad  Spike Lee – Shorty  Lonette McKee – Louise Little  Tommy Hollis – Earl Little
  8. 8. Malcolm X: Make It Plain
  9. 9. On-Camera Interviews Ossie Davis, Harlem  The Hon. Elijah Muhammad, resident/actor leader, Nation of Islam John Hendrik Clarke, friend/  Betty Shabazz, wife historian  Robert Magnum, Deputy Sonia Sanchez, Harlem Commissioner, NYC Police activist  James Balwin, Peter Goldman, journalist author/activist Alex Haley, biographer  John Ali, National Secretary, Wilfred Little, eldest brother Nation of Islam Yvonne Little, youngest  Attallah Shabazz, daughter sister  Mohmaed Al-Faysal, Prince Ella Collins, half sister of Saudi Arabia
  10. 10.  http://www.malcolm-x.org/bio/timeline.htm http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/malcolmx/film

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