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Malcolm X

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Malcolm X ( May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist.To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. His detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, antisemitism, and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history, and in 1998, Time named The Autobiography of Malcolm X one of the ten most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century. Malcolm X was born in Omaha, Nebraska. The events of his childhood, including his father's lessons concerning black pride and self-reliance, and his own experiences concerning race played a significant role in Malcolm X's adult life. By the time he was thirteen, his father had died and his mother had been committed to a mental hospital. After living in a series of foster homes, Malcolm X became involved in a number of criminal activities in Boston and New York City. In 1946, Malcolm X was sentenced to eight to ten years in prison. While in prison, Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952 he became one of the Nation's leaders and chief spokesmen. For nearly a dozen years he was the public face of the controversial group. Tension between Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad, head of the Nation of Islam, led to Malcolm X's quitting the organization in March 1964. He subsequently traveled extensively throughout Africa and the Middle East and founded Muslim Mosque, Inc., a religious organization, and the secular Organization of Afro-American Unity, which advocated Pan-Africanism. Less than a year after he left the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was assassinated by three members of the group while giving a speech in New York. The beliefs expressed by Malcolm X changed during his lifetime. As a spokesman for the Nation of Islam he taught black supremacy and deified the leaders of the organization. He also advocated the separation of black and white Americans, which put him at odds with the civil rights movement, which was working towards integration. After he left the Nation of Islam in 1964, Malcolm X became a Sunni Muslim, made the pilgrimage to Mecca and disavowed racism, while remaining a champion of black self-determination, self defense, and human rights. He expressed a willingness to work with civil rights leaders and described his previous position with the Nation of Islam as that of a "zombie". Description above from the Wikipedia article Malcolm X, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 19, 1925 In Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Hate That Hate Produced 1959-07-17
Latest Project:
Series Muhammad Ali 2021-09-19
Known For
Poster of The Apollo
Poster of When Tariq Ali Met Malcolm X
Poster of Explained
Poster of 13th
Series Muhammad Ali Self (archive footage) 2021-09-19
Movie Blood Brothers: Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali Self 2021-09-09
Movie Da 5 Bloods Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2020-06-12
Movie John Lewis: Good Trouble Self (archive footage) 2020-07-03
Movie De Cabral a George Floyd: Onde Arde o Fogo Sagrado da Liberdade 2020-09-11
Movie The Apollo Himself 2019-04-24
Movie When Tariq Ali Met Malcolm X Self (archive footage) 2019-02-21
Movie Barney's Wall Himself (archival footage) 2019-05-04
Movie Mike Wallace Is Here Self (archive footage) 2019-07-26
Series What's My Name | Muhammad Ali Self (archive footage) 2019-05-14
Series Who Killed Malcolm X? 2019-09-30
Series Explained Self (archive footage) 2018-05-23
Movie Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes Self (archive footage) 2018-08-02
Movie I Am Not Your Negro Self (archive footage) 2017-02-03
Movie Burn Motherfucker, Burn! Himself (Archival Footage) 2017-04-21
Movie Lemonade Himself (voice) (uncredited) 2016-04-23
Movie 13th Self (archive footage) 2016-10-07
Movie The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013-08-23
Movie King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself (archive footage) 2007-01-16
Movie The Autobiography of Malcolm X Himself 2001-04-01
Movie A Huey P. Newton Story 2001-06-18
Movie All Power to The People! Self (archive footage) 1996-06-01
Movie Muhammad Ali The Whole Story Self (archive footage) 1996-09-03
Movie Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Movie A Decade of Struggle Self 1980-06-01
Movie Malcolm X Self (archive footage) 1972-05-24
Movie a.k.a. Cassius Clay Himself 1970-11-03
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Himself 1969-11-21
Movie Black Liberation Himself 1967-01-01
Movie The Hate That Hate Produced Himself 1959-07-17