The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Author: Malcolm X

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101967803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X “Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”—Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father “Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”—The New York Times “A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”—The Nation “The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”—Spike Lee “This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone

Malcolm X Speaks

Selected Speeches and Statements

Author: Malcolm X

Publisher: Malcolm X Speeches & Writings


Category: History

Page: 233

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Speeches from the last year of Malcolm X's life through which readers can follow the evolution of his views on racism, U.S. intervention in the Congo and Vietnam, capitalism, socialism, political action, and more. "To understand this remarkable man, one must turn to Malcolm X Speaks.… All but one of the speeches were made in those last eight tumultuous months of his life after his break with the Black Muslims when he was seeking a new path. In their pages one can begin to understand his power as a speaker and to see, more clearly than in the Autobiography [of Malcolm X], the political legacy he left his people in its struggle for full emancipation … [This book] will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle."-I.F. Stone in New York Review of Books"Formidably articulate, especially in terms of international political analysis…. [W]hat made Malcolm X dangerous-in the eyes and ears of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-was his cogent critique of not just violent white racism, but of U.S. imperialism, and his ability to connect both practices."-Globe and Mail, CanadaForeword, eight-page photo section, index.

A Phenomenological Hermeneutic of Antiblack Racism in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Author: David Polizzi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498592341

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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The text provides a phenomenological analysis of The Autobiography of Malcolm X taken from the subjective perspective offered by Malik Shabazz (Malcolm X). Central to this process is the ever evolving and shifting relationality between Malcolm’s specific point of view and the social world he must take-up.

CliffsNotes on Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Author: Ray Shepard

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 56

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This is the story of a man who lived several distinct chapters of a great American life. From petty criminal to defiant race rights fighter to leader of the Black Muslim movement, his life story is provocative and engrossing.

Malcolm X

A Life of Reinvention

Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change.

Summary of Malcolm X’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media


Category: Study Aids

Page: 35

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley (1965) is an attempt by Malcolm X to clarify his own beliefs through an account of his life journey. The story traces Malcolm’s surprising transformation from wild hustler in Harlem into devout black Muslim human rights activist... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Teaching Malcolm X

Popular Culture and Literacy

Author: Theresa Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136658548

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 870


The volume brings together a dazzling array of perspectives on Malcolm X to discuss the importance of X as a cultural hero and provide guidelines for teaching Malcolm-related material at elementary, high school and university levels.