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Malcolm X (1925–1965) Research Paper

BACKGROUND

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.

BROWSE FOR BOOKS ON THE SHELF USING THESE CALL NUMBERS

Biography section under X, Malcolm

320.54–320.5409

LOOK UNDER THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS IN THE CATALOG (CARD OR COMPUTER)

X, Malcolm

Black Muslims—Biography

Afro-Americans—Biography

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.

General encyclopedias

PERIODICAL INDEXES TO SEARCH (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)

Biography Index

EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries

InfoTrac

NewsBank and other newspaper indexes

Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature

WILSONDISC

ONLINE DATABASES TO SEARCH

America Online

CompuServe

Dialog

Internet
Prodigy

KEY WORDS AND DESCRIPTORS FOR PERIODICAL INDEX AND ONLINE SEARCHES

X, Malcolm

Black Muslims

Black power

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

Black nationalism

Black Panthers

Civil rights movement

Racism

Louis Farakhan

Martin Luther King, Jr.

This RESEARCH TOPIC GUIDE is intended to help the library user find information and materials on a particular topic in many sources throughout the library. Resources on this topic are not limited to those described and availability will depend upon the individual library. Feel free to ask a librarian for assistance.

06/11/2012

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