In Honor of Black History Month: Malcolm X
post by Ashli Prescott
Malcolm X (Born Malcolm Little, 1925-1965)
Human Rights Activist, Muslim Minister
Malcolm X is one of the most prominent figures that comes to mind when speaking about the Civil Rights movement. Some believe he was a preacher of harsh truths, while others saw him as an advocate of racism by loudly speaking out against the crimes of white America. In his later preachings, he apologized for the abrasive nature of many of his speeches and vowed to focus more on positivity and moving forward by breaking new ground in the struggle against racism. This act in itself, is truly heroic. Part of pushing forward successfully means understanding the need for change and where better to start than with yourself?
Despite all of Malcolm's personal hardships, including how one of his teachers in school advised him that his goal of becoming a lawyer was unrealistic--he still managed to become one of the most influential and persuasive Civil Rights voices of the century. His imprint on history is everlasting.
"...Early in life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise." - Malcolm X
Are you willing to make some noise for what you believe in?
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