Malcolm X was an American Civil rights movement leader. He was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, – and was assassinated on February 21, 1965 at the age of 39 in New York City, New York. As a child Malcolm was a good student and had the intention of becoming a lawyer, but when his teacher told he can't because of his race he lost interest in school and dropped out instead. Malcolm’s father was a Baptist at a charge and belonged to a black organization. His father faced a lot of threats from white supremacist which caused him to move out from their home twice. Malcolm joined the Nation of Islam influenced by Elijah Mohamed. After visiting the holy place for Muslims Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Malcolm turns a Sunni Muslim and disobeys the teachings of Elijah Mohamed which caused his assassination. Malcolm was one of the leaders of the Nation Of Islam.
Malcolm x strategy was to obtain freedom with violence unlike Dr. King. One of his quotes that could be and evidence for this is, “be respectful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone, but if anyone puts his hand on you send him to the cemetery.” Malcolm was against nonviolence therefor he criticized it. The other major thing is that Malcolm first believed that all white people are evils no exceptions until he goes to Mecca and sees black and white Muslims all under one religion Islam worshipping together, eating from the same plate , Malcolm became a true Muslim and accepted a