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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

 Author: Malcolm X, Alex Haley  Category: Autobiography  Language: English  File Size: 2.1 MB  Tags: African AmericanautobiographyBiographyClassicsHistoryMemoirNonfictionPoliticsRace |  Download PDF

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley, is a spiritual conversion narrative that outlines Malcolm X’s philosophy of black pride, black nationalism, and pan-Africanism.

Malcolm X was a minister, a leader in the civil rights movement and a supporter of Black nationalism. He urged his fellow Black Americans to protect themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary,” a stance that often put him at odds with the nonviolent teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Malcolm X advised African Americans to judiciously exercise their right to vote, but he cautioned that if the government continued to prevent African Americans from attaining full equality, it might be necessary for them to take up arms.