The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of one man’s journey from impoverished childhood to national prominence as a civil rights leader. Told in collaboration with journalist Alex Haley, this towering American autobiography reveals Malcolm X’s thoughts on everything from race relations to black self-reliance.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in learning more about Malcolm X, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in American history. It provides a detailed account of his life and offers insights into his thoughts on race relations, black self-reliance, and other important topics.
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a powerful and moving account of one man’s search for identity and understanding.
- Malcolm X’s story provides an illuminating perspective on the civil rights movement in America.
- This book is an important historical document that offers profound insights into the life and mind of one of our most complex national figures.
- It is dense and may be difficult for some readers to follow
- It does not provide a chronological history of Malcolm X’s life
- Some readers may find Malcolm X’s views on race offensive
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Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. He spent his childhood in a number of different cities, including Milwaukee and Detroit. In 1946 he joined the Nation of Islam (NOI), serving as one its most influential leaders until 1963 when he left the group to explore orthodox Islam. Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech in New York City on February 21, 1965.
“This is a great book. It’s like going on a journey with Malcolm X from his early days to when he becomes one of the most influential civil rights leaders in America.”
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“A riveting account of one man’s odyssey from ignorance and violence to enlightenment and self-realization.”
“This is a must-read book for anyone interested in history, civil rights, or African American studies.”