Malcolm X, a slideshow!
Malcolm X is perhaps the most amazing black hero of the 20th century. Like many black heroes that fought against the persecution and hate of racism during the 1900s, when he was young he was convicted of several crimes and sent to prison. While there, however, he persevered and met Elijah Muhammed, a man who immediately became his mentor and helped set Brother Malcolm on the journey of becoming a brilliant and multi-faceted scholar and leader. It is said that Malcolm was self-educated and became so by means of a heavy reading habit that began during his sentence. Once he was ready, Brother Malcolm exhibited his newfound scholarship through inspirational public speaking not just at home, but also all over Europe and throughout Africa. He was even asked by officials of several nations there to serve in their governments. Despite a lot of intensely critical propaganda that cast him as gangster-like or hateful, many colleagues, followers and fans have said historic and deeply touching things about him. These feelings on the part of those that remember serve as conclusive proof that far more than his intelligence, effectiveness, or oratory, it was his kindness and compassion, as well as his depth, religion, and inspired spirit that made him strong. For example, Malcolm wanted to enlist the help of the United Nations, to gather together as many other peoples as possible under his cause. Also, having experienced first hand, on a pilgrimage, the principles of Islam that dictate the acceptance of any race and anyone as members of its temple, Malcolm believed that this tradition could serve as one of the biggest influences in unifying people all over the world. He founded temples and organized Islamic activist groups. And it is in many more ways than just these that he is also credited with connecting African-Americans with their wonderful and colorful heritage...Enjoy learning about Brother Malcolm in the slideshow below!