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MalcolmX:

ByAnyMeansNecessary

MilesFiore,BradyButler,andJoshPaiva
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WechoseMalcolmXforourNationalHistoryDaytopic.Ouroriginaltopicideawas
MuhammadAli,butwhilewewerepresearching,wecameacrossMalcolmxandthethree
ofusthoughtitwouldbeamuchstrongertopic.ThistopicisimportantbecauseMalcolmX
wasoneofthemostcontroversialblackleadersduringthecivilrightserawhoadvocated
blackpride,andwantedblackstorevoltagainstwhiteswhennecessary.

Sofarwehaveover20citations.Mostofourcitationshavecomefromwebsites
basedonMalcolmX.Butwehavealsousedsomemajorwebsitessuchasbiography.com
andhistory.com.Wealsohadsomebookcitationsaswell.Oneofthepeoplethatwasvery
helpfulthroughNHDwasoursocialstudiesteacherMs.Holmes.Sheguidedusthroughthe
websiteexperienceandshowedusadocumentarythatwasveryhelpful.

Malcolmx.com,biography.com,and
ATimeForMartyrs:TheLifeofMalcolmX
werethemosthelpfulsourcesforourwebsite.Malcolmx.comwasaveryusefulsource
becauseitgavesomeverygoodprimarysourcevideos,itwasmadebytheEstateof
MalcolmX,andincludedasmallbiographythatsummeduphislifeandeffortsreallywell.
Thesourcebiography.comitgaveagoodlifestory,italsohelpedusgetafeelingforwho
MalcolmXwasandwhathedidreligoslyandwhathedidasacivilrightleader.ThebookA
TimeForMartyrs:TheLifeofMalcolmXgaveussomeverygoodprimarysourcepictures
andhelpedusgetalotofSPICE.

WebuiltawebsitetomakeourpresentationusingWeebly.Weencounteredafew
problemsalongthewaysuchasformattingissues,uploadingissues,andlayoutproblems,
howeveraswecontinuedonwewereabletofixthem.Wealsolearnedseveralskillswhile
createdthiswebsite,suchashowtouploadmultimedia,andhowtoaddpicturestoyour
website.

ThistopicfitsthisyearsthemeExplore,Encounter,Exchange.MalcolmXexplored
solutionsandwaystosolvetheraceproblemthatwasgoingon.Heencounteredmany
thingsduringhislife,suchsasjailtime,differnetreligionsandmanydifferentspeechesand
crowds.Finally,hefitstheexchangepartofthethemebecauseheexchangedideaswith
youngafricanamericanssotheycanmakeachangeto.Healsoexchangeddifferentways
withreligionsandhisownorganization(OrganizationofAfricanAmericanUnity).Malcolm
Xisaveryimportanttopictoresearchbecauseheisoneofthemostcontrivedafrican
americanleadersduringthecivilrightsmovement.Headvocatedblackpride,preachedfor
freedom,andwoulddoanythingthatittooktoendsegregation.WithoutMalcolmXandhis
politicalestablishments,theremightnothavebeenanychangesintheUnitedStates.