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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary | [Walter Dean Myers]

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.
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As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.

©1993 Walter Dean Myers; Excerpts from The Autobigoraphy of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X, with the assistance of Alex Haley Copyright 1964 by Alex Haley and Malcolm X Copyright 1965 by Alex Haley and Betty Shabazz; Excerpts from Malcolm X Speaks, copyright 1965 by Betty Shabazz and Pathfinder Press; ©2012 AudioGO

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    Don Curtin, Australia 03-15-13
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    "Good introduction to Malcolm X"

    This is a good (but rather short) biography on Malcolm X. The narration is very good and what there is of the story is well researched and informative.

    Having read stories on Martin Luther King Jr the difference in life stories of these two men is intriguing. Well worth a listen if you are interested in the civil rights movement.

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    If you could sum up Malcolm X in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting black history


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    Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands


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    Nice,


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