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  • Have you guys ever read the famous book Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary; by Walter Dean Myers. 
  • No. Malcolm X was a separatist who argued that African Americans will never achieve equality in a society dominated by white people. As a result, he encouraged blacks to "fight back" in an armed revolution or at least to do so when attacked. He believed that blacks should form a new society of their rather than try to integrate within dominant white society. Do you want me to read you a book report on it
  • No. Well, I am still going to do it. Let's go inside
  • Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19, 1925, to Earl and Louise Little. His father Earl Little was born September 28, 1931, and grew up to become a minister/activist. Malcolm never saw his dad that much because he was speaking and recruiting people for the Universal Negro Improvement Association. He died after being run over by a streetcare when Malcolm was 6. Malcolm started to feel insecure. The very idea that someone so close to him, someone he had considered so large and invincible, could suddenly be dead, was a shock. Earl Little died in the middle of the great depression. This put Malcolm and his family in the poor category. Malcolm went to school at Pleasent Grove Elementary where most of the students were whites. Malcolm did not mind that as long as they were nice, and most of them were. Malcolm realized that he couldn't spend much time with his mother at home, because she was either working or looking for work. Malcolm's family had no money for clothes so he had to wear clothes passed down by his older brothers. Since Louise was working a lot, the kids were being taken care of by his older sister. Malcolm was caught stealing before and one of his neighbors reported it to the welfare investigator. The investigator questioned his mother and, much to Malcolm's surprise, the usually strong women started crying saying "I can raise my own kids and I don't need your help". 
  • There are many things that have happened to Malcolm in his childhood. I would keep talking on it, but unfortunately, we have to move on. Follow me.
  • In Adulthood, people would know Malcolm's characteristics as stern, uncompromising, and focused on his work. Malcolm X, was a very well read, reflective, passionate and visionary man who taught African American people, the value of self-reliance, self-respect, and pride. That he did with a conviction, purpose, and clarity that was so rare at that time and applicable even today. In junior high school, Malcolm became an outstanding student and was very popular with his schoolmates. But his world was upset in the eighth grade when his English teacher advised him not to try to become a lawyer because he was "a nigger." He became despondent and his schoolwork suffered. Native Intelligence, personal drive, curiosity, and a strong moral compass are the primary qualities that led Malcolm X to become a successful reader and learner. 
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