"When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying that he wants freedom, but in the next breath, he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire or preserve his freedom." - Malcolm X, Malcolm X was a passionate American revolutionary who encouraged a physical fight for civil rights.
Malcolm X, originally Malcolm Little, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19th, 1925. He was an activist that praised race pride and Black Nationalism in America in the 1960s, back in the days when racism towards black was still prominent. At age four, Malcolm Little had to move out twice because the Black Legion, the white supremacist organization, chased his family out. In 1929, Earl Little, Malcolm's father, died after being possibly killed by the Black Legion while his mother Louise had an emotional breakdown for several years and gave her children to the orphanage.
Years later, Malcolm Little moved to Boston with his friend, where he was sentenced to ten years for robbery. When he returned to school, Malcolm discovered the Nation of Islam, a religious organization that praises the practice of Islam, where his brother was an active member.
While he was active in this association, Malcolm Little changed his last name to X because he believed that "Little" "to have originated from white slaveholders" He also met Elijah Mohammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam. Mohammad taught the members that "white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic, and social success." (Malcolm par. 5) Malcolm X made a significant impact in the black rights movement. He spread his opinion around newspapers, radios and televisio...