The World of Malcolm Little

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Malcolm X
The Man Who Would . . .
The Beginning
He was the seventh child of J. Early Little
and the fourth of M. Louise Norton
 Malcolm grew up in Lansing MI
 His father was from Georgia and a preacher.
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Marcus Garvey Impact
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His father was a national
and followed Marcus
Garvey.
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His father was the
president of the Omaha
branch of the UNIA.
His mother was a reporter
and said that his mother
was "an active worker in
the Garvey movement."
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Terrorist Group
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Malcolm grew up in a
proud household
whose father was not
afraid of anyone. His
family was driven out
of Omaha by the KKK
when he was a baby
Home Life
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He experienced
violence not only of
whites but his mother
and father argued
quite a bit. His father
also beat his mother
and they both beat the
children.
A Collage
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His father's death had
a major impact on the
family. Louise Little
was trying to survive
with 8 children during
the depression years
and continue on
without her husband.
Movin’ Up and Movin’ On
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He finally dropped
out when he was
fifteen and went to
live with his sister Ella
Mae Little Collins in
Boston.
The Bury
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Malcolm was attracted
to the 'hood' life of
Roxbury aka "the
Bury" which differed
from the bougie
section of town. Other
blacks looked down
on folks from
Roxbury.
Actin’
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Malcolm was
disturbed by black
who thought
themselves better than
others putting on
phoney accents talking
about being in
"securities, banking"
and the like. He called
them "Hill clowns."
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Heaven
Malcolm was
overwhelmed when he
arrived in Harlem--it
was 7th heaven. "It
was in Harlem that
Malcolm was
'schooled' in his
hustling trade by the
experts . . "
A ReEducation
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It was while he was in
jail that he came under
the influence of the
teaching of the
Honorable Elijah
Muhammad, which
greatly changed his
life.
Sources
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Slide 2 –
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/garvey/peopleevents/p_garvey.html
Slide 4 – http://www.displaysforschools.com/kkk.jpg
Slide 5 – http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~moritz/x_youth.html
Slide 6 –
http://www.gzg.fn.bw.schule.de/kurse/gk12inf00sey/WeinertMast/image
s/e00_malcolmeinstieg.jpg
Slide 8 – http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~moritz/
Slide 8 –
http://www.savoyballroom.com/exp/web_img/Photo%20Files/smallsavo
ymarquee.jpg
Slide 9 – http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~moritz/x_youth.html
Slide 10 –
http://www.jondube.com/resume/columbia/harlem/images/cottonclb.jpg
Sources
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Slide 11 –
http://www.cnn.com/US/9706/23/shabazz.fi
nal/muhammad.jpg
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