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“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.

The Civil Rights Era was a time of lengthy movements that helped America be a place where no one was racist or prejudice.
Some of the major events include:  Plessey vs. Ferguson- A case which ended in the idea of “Separate but Equal”  Harlem Renaissance- A time when many black people moved to America and blossomed in arts.  Brown vs. Board of Education- Thurgood Marshall convinced the jury that schools along with everything else should be together.  Modern Civil Rights Movements- M.L.K. and Rosa Parks came into play and changed the minds of many Americans. (The Civil Rights Era)

Malcolm X was born to a homemaker and a Baptist minister on May 19, 1925. His father died at the hands of KKK and his mother suffered an emotional breakdown. ("Biography." MalcolmX.com) Malcolm was a great student, usually making top of his class. When he was told that as a black man he couldn’t go far he lost interest in school work. Malcolm went to prison in 1946 for 10 years. It was there he was ‘enlightened’ and started hearing about the Muslim religion. His intelligence got him the position of Muslim minister. As a minister he received most credit for the 29,500 member increase from ‘52 to ‘63.

Malcolm X was born into the world and soon became an orphan, he was emotionally unstable and was stuck in prison for 10 years. His finding of Islam was what helped him get through everything, he stood up for what he believed in. Malcolm X showed the world how you need to stand up for yourself and you need to get what ever you need by any means necessary. Malcolm X showed thousands of people a way out of their misery whilst helping fight for the Islamic religon. (Malcolm X : A Research Site.)

"If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.” - In this quote Malcolm X is saying that you need to stand up for what you believe in or else anyone can bring you down. "Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren't.” -In this quote Malcolm X is saying that as long as you see people who are better than you there is room for you to improve and be better. "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.“ - In this quote Malcolm X is saying that there is no point in trying to reach a sense of peace until you feel like you have all the freedoms you deserve.

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X wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X in 1965.  Malcolm X did not receive any awards, he was seen only as a felon.

MALCOLM X & M.L.K. OUTSIDE BALLROOM WHERE KILLED

MALCOLM X WITH 2 OF 6 KIDS MALCOLM X’S FUNERAL

WOMEN USING MALCOLM X’S QUOTE TO STAND UP FOR HER OWN RIGHTS


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