Top 10 Most Famous Malcolm X Quotes to Inspire You
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”Malcolm X
9 Motivational Malcolm X Quotes on Racism and Violence
“I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination. I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”Malcolm X
“A race of people is like an individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture, affirms its own selfhood, it can never fulfill itself.”Malcolm X
Malcolm X Short Biography
From a young age, Malcolm’s family had been plagued by white racists, who were speculated for having been the cause of his father’s death.
Malcolm moved to Harlem in 1943 and it was here that he turned to drug dealing, robbery, and pimping. In February 1946, Malcolm was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in prison for the charge of breaking and entering.
While in jail Malcolm joined the Nation of Islam, an African American religious movement with combined elements of Islam beliefs.
He was released from jail in 1952, after his release he started organizing temples in New York and founded the Nation’s Newspaper; Muhammad Speaks.
He was a proponent in changing the term “negro” to “Afro-American”.
- Who Really Killed Malcolm X? – The New York Times
- Malcolm X Day: Who Was He and Why Was He Important? – BBC
- Malcolm X Remembered as Civil Rights Leaders Grapple with New Protest Movement – The Guardian
- Malcolm X: A Revolutionary Voice of Human Rights – Daily Sabah
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