Dynamic and charismatic leader of the Black Muslim movement, Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) spent much of his career speaking out against the white culture and promoting black power and separation. Although he was murdered in 1965, Malcolm X’s writings and political philosophy are influential today.
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Biography section under X, Malcolm
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REFERENCE BOOKS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)
CQ Researcher, April 30, 1993.
Garraty, John A., ed. Dictionary of American Biography: Supplement Seven, 1961–1965, 1981.
Ploski, Harry A., and James Williams, eds. The Negro Almanac: A Reference Work on the African American, 1989.
Smythe, Mabel M. The Black American Reference Book, 1972.
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VIDEOTAPES ON THIS TOPIC
Malcolm X. Warner Home Video, 1992.
The Real Malcolm X: An Intimate Portrait of the Man. CBS News–Fox Video, 1992.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NARROWING THIS TOPIC
Comment on the assassination of Malcolm X and possible reasons for it.
Compare the philosophies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Critique one of Malcolm X’s speeches.
Discuss the influence of Malcolm X in his own time; in our time.
Discuss the philosophy of Malcolm X (his ideas changed radically several times during his life).
Why has there been a resurgence of interest in Malcolm X in the 1990s?
SUGGESTIONS FOR RELATED TOPICS
Black Muslim movement
Civil rights movement
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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