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You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19, 1925. He moved to Boston at the age of 21 and was arrested for burglary. Malcolm was sentenced to 10 years in jail. After Malcolm was released he began to study the teachings of NOI Leader Elijah Muhammad. The NOI fought for a state of there own separate from one inhabited by white people. In 1952 he was convinced that Little was a slave name changed his last name to X.
Malcolm X was one of the major civil rights leaders. Also Malcolm was the 2nd most sought after speaker in the United States and did not get scared and stop speaking.Cassius Clay, the boxer decides to convert to the Muslim religion and join the Nation of Islam. He changed to the religon because of Malcolm X. In February 1964, Clay announces he has changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
Malcolm X is important because he was one of the most important black leaders during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, advocating black pride, a separate black community and violence as a means of self-defense. After his assassination in 1965, his book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" became a bestseller and one of the most influential non-fiction books of modern times.
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