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All men are created equal This statement was the basis of the civil right movements of the 1960s Malcom X is a man that promoted a society in which all human beings were equally respected He believes that blacks should achieve that goal by any means necessary In a time when blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus using the same bathroom or were not admitted to Universities Malcom Xs cry of justice was believed to be the voice of all blacks behind closed doors Malcom Little grew up as poor and did not have much parental support His father was run over by a street car when he was six Soon after his fathers death his mother was put in a mental hospital He grew up in East Lansing and Boston He was a pimp a hustler drug user and a drug dealer He worked in the Harlem underworld and was almost killed by his boss after he betrayed him Malcom turned to robbery and was caught by the police and sentenced to 10 years of hard labor While in jail he was introduced to the Nation of Islam a Black Muslim group and changed his name to Malcom X The X replaced the slave name that was given by the white masters and stands for the his real name that he never knew After his release from prison he started preaching for the Nation of Islam NOI His preaching was known for its hatred overtone He describes America as a house with a bomb inside and it is about to explode Unless the white people want the house to explode and kill everyone inside they should take the bomb out and give it a house of their own His speeches were very popular among angry blacks and he was frequently on the front page of the newspaper It was rumored that other
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