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Malcolm X is considered one of the greatest civil rights activists in history He was known for his somewhat violent message of blacks defending themselves Despite his original message he eventually became more peaceful toward whites However as his legacy was just beginning to change things for the good he was abruptly killed by gunmen Due to his indecisiveness and early death Malcolm X had a great yet inadequate impact on the civil rights movementMalcolm little was born on May 19 1925 in Omaha Nebraska the son of Louise and Earl Little In 1929 their house was firebombed by racists while the whole Little family was in the house It was night and all of them were sleeping Probably these racists were Ku-Klux-Klan members The incoming police and firemen didnt even try to save the house and all of them watched the house burning down After all that the police arrested Earl Little on suspicion of arson and for carrying a revolver without permit Earl and Louise Little were followers of Marcus Garvey He fought for racial separation and more power for blacks Therefore he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association UNIA the largest black movement to dateAt no point in his life could Malcolm cease struggling Frady 3 Malcolm was very systematic and disciplined with tasks he enjoyed doing even at an early age Roedmeir 2 However he began to have troubles in school He knew there were things he couldnt do because he was black This brought him to the streets Later on Malcolm was sent to prisonIn prison he learned of the Islamic religion and studied the teachings of Elijah Muhammad Malcolm was released from prison in 1952 He never forgave society for what had happened to him Frady 3 Malcolm was formally accepted into the nation of Islam and received his X Davies 56 The X replaced Little the name his white slave masters had given his ancestors Davies 56 Malcolm
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