Malcolm X

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Malcolm X The name “Malcolm X” still stirs emotions of fear and hatred in many Americans. When he was murdered in the Ballroom in Harlem on February 21, 1965, he was world-famous as “the angriest black man in America.” This is true because unlike Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X advocated freedom for blacks “by any means necessary.” For him, even the use of violence was a viable solution to fight racial discrimination. Because of such views …

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…be seen wearing black baseball caps with a big white "X" on it, meaning that black Afro-Americans, who had lost their original surnames, were no longer willing to bear their former slave-master’s name. The name Malcolm X should not be remembered as the a violent black activist, but as one of the most greatest Negro leaders in American history who was virtuous and who influenced lots of black people to fight for human rights.