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The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley The book The Autobiography of Malcolm X was not only a depiction of the life for Malcolm X but it also provided and look at the issues present during his life Many of the problems that faced Malcolm X also faced many African Americans of his time A large part of the book showed and described the hardships faced by Malcolm X and other members of minorities like him This book also showed the struggle of civil rights and the tremendous changes of the time I can think of no other person who changed or rather was changed more by the civil rights movement Early in the book the tough problems facing Malcolm X his family and African Americans as a whole were readily shown It was also shown that prejudice and racism were not exclusive to the South but were rather a nation wide epidemic Malcolm X originally Malcolm Little was born May 19 1925 in Omaha Nebraska His father Earl Little a Baptist Minister who preached that all African Americans should go back to Africa for their own good was constantly threatened with violence from the Ku Klux Klan Fearful for his family he moved to Lansing Michigan hoping that the racism would be less severe in the North This was not the case It was there in the North where Earl Little was killed by white racists who tied him to the railroad tracks and claimed that it was suicide The next thing the book shows us are the limitations placed on African Americans at the time Malcolm was not a product of the segregated south His experience was Northern Atlantic 150 It was here in Northern schools where Malcolm X faced prejudice Malcolm X had intentions on becoming a lawyer until the eighth grade when a teacher told him Youve got to be realistic
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