Student Corner

              Our true feelings about the book were a good and educational feeling. Before we read it, we never heard of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. We never knew Malcolm X used to be a street hustler. We never knew the “X” in “Malcolm X” meant unknown, and we didn’t know that Malcolm X’s real last name was Little. Overall, we thought the book was good because we learned a lot from it, and we really enjoyed reading it.

              It was truly intriguing to read the book. We learned a lot with the author’s description. He depicted the life during segregation greatly. Although the book had a lot of information and it got boring at times, it was good. We enjoyed reading and learning from the book fairly well.   

               The pictures in the book was good. It was nice that the book shows pictures of him growing up during his life. The book also shows the people who he met and the different countries and cities he has visited.

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“The Hate That Hate Produced”

        The Nation of Islam was growing in size and popularity. It gained attention from all over the world, including the media. Louis Lomax, a black journalist, asked if the Nation of Islam would cooperate in filming a television documentary. They knew that it could spread the news of the Nation of Islam. They also knew the dangers of it because the producer of the show was white. There was a chance that the show could be shown in a bad and negative way. In the end, they agreed to be filmed because the good effects of the show beat the dangers. Soon, the Nation of Islam was being filmed. Speeches, meetings, classrooms in Muslim schools, and interviews on members and non-members were filmed or recorded.

       In 1959, the show was aired on television. It was called “The Hate That Hate Produced.” The show was edited to show mad black faces accusing whites, white women sitting far away from Muslim men, muscular men  training in martial arts, and so much more. All in all, the show was shocking. People around the world began to ask questions along the lines of:  Were young, black men trained to fight white men? Was the Nation of Islam being taught to hate whites? There were many questions about it. People began to doubt the Nation of Islam.

Here is “The Hate That Hate Produced.” Click.

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Malcolm X Timeline

What Happened During Malcolm X’s Life

                    Timeline

 

                  
 

World War II

  Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott begins.   President John F. Kennedy assassinated.  
1939-45   12-55   11-22-63  

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  5-17-54   8-28-63  7-2-64  
  Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka   March on Washington, D.C. Civil Rights                     Act  of 1964 passed. 

                     

1925- Malcolm X was born.

1931- Malcolm’s father dies.

1937- Malcolm was sent to foster care.

1952- Malcolm converts to Islam.

1954- Malcolm establishes mosques.

1965- Malcolm’s assassination.

The Nation of Islam

Wallace Dodd Fard, the founder of the Nation of Islam

The Nation of Islam was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Wallace Dodd Fard on July 4, 1930. Their members were widely known as the Black Muslims. It was both a religious and political movement for an answer to blacks who lived in a segregated world and lived a sad life. Followers believed that they should separate themselves, the blacks, from the whites.

They still believe that Allah appeared in flesh by using a man named Wallace Dodd Fard. The Black Muslims changed their “slave” name to “X”, a lost African name. Some people believed that changing your last name to “X” represented a break with the life they once led.

Louis Farrakhan, the current leader for the Nation of Islam

When Fard disappeared, Elijah Muhammad became the new leader. One very important minister was Malcolm X. He increased the membership of Black Muslims greatly. Louis Farrakhan is the current leader of the Nation of Islam.

How About Some Fun Trivia Questions?

1.      When and where was Malcolm X born?

2.      What did Malcolm X want to be while growing up?

3.      Who was Malcolm X’s father?

4.      What was Malcolm X’s nickname when he was in the streets?

5.      What did the X in “Malcolm X” mean?

6.      Who was the leader of the Nation of Islam?

7.      When was Elijah Muhammad born?

8.      Who was Betty X?

9.      What does Allah mean?

10.    What was the main goal in Malcolm X’s life?

Answer Key

1. God.

2. To make black people have equal rights as white people.

3. A lawer.

4. October 7, 1897

5.Unknown.

6. May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.

7. Earl Little.

8. Detroit Red.

9. Elijah Muhammad.

10. Malcolm X’s wife.

A Fun and Challenging Word Search

A R L L J B L T R L A I M G G A L A S E M A W E G
A L L D M U M M H B I E E I M L S T O E A S T A U
S A L L T O A A D W E M F H T E D L S M L L E G O
I M B A T I S I A O T T R T G M X A A M T S E T H
R L X H H L M D T S M T T R L N L L L L E R N D A
U L W R L N R R H E O M E Y E E C M D L E T L L L
E L N S O M D O N N A G F K X O L L M R N L T A A
E D I L M S I M K A A M T L L A T M L A A O M A A
A C L I I T X U T T N O A M O S G L N U I L A L M
I L U N I T I F I E L T X L E M L E L R I S A O N
E H T M H D U O M L M O D D S B E E O N E M T M I
A L A T T O N L L L O R L L S I E U R T M S I U Y
O O I O O T H I N L D M T N M H F H M M S N I T L
A L A J T N E I E A I T M O E E R O T I I E S T M
R L R L A I M E C Y I T A X I L T W N T L L T D L
N L T N A H X E L U M R S D J T T O A O L S B R A
X F A H X G M I E E E O A W E H G T D H I L U M L
X T I Y L E A U N N E S E I R R L I I T T T O M E
L I S T I S I W H N D A I X U H T E U L D U A D M
L A I M A R O O H A T L J C D L T I M Y L O I N E
T L L U I N R D A L M E M N I N T G O I T R R N T
E R L M K L A D E O M M A L L X O I L R R L A E A
B G E N S I F A H S O U A L T H T T I E T I O E E
E E U M E I U B T N E L O D M A O L M A S E M T E
E L D U O L O N A E A N T T D A E I M X A A D F S
1.      Malcolm X 2.      Elijah Muhammad 3.      Detroit Red 4.      Nation of Islam
5.      Betty X 6.      Earl Little 7.      Unknown 8.      Muslim
9.      Segregation 10.    Allah    
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