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Malcolm X Biography: Black History Month (Educational Videos for Students)


Hey, today we are going to have fun with learning
about Black History and a man named Malcolm X. With Black History in the United States, many
African-Americans mention Malcolm X. Do you know who Malcolm X is? Malcolm X was an African-American Civil Rights
Activist and Minister. Right now we will learn a little bit about
his life. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19,
1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm was the fourth of eight children born
to Louise, a homemaker, and Earl Little, a preacher. His father spoke out against racism and was
often picked on by a group named the Ku Klux Klan. It was so bad the littles had to move from
Omaha and his father was later found murdered. After the death of Malcolm’s father, Malcolm’s
mother became very sick and could not take care of her children. This is where Malcolm and his siblings were
placed in foster care. Seeing all of this Malcolm would get into
trouble later on finding himself in a juvenile detention center, and later on finding himself
in prison after getting in trouble. It was there his life would change when he
discovered a religion known as Islam. After choosing the religion of Islam and joining
the Nation of Islam, Malcolm Little would soon change his name from to Malcolm X, where
he would go on to be a well-known leader of the Nation of Islam. During this time another African-American
Civil Rights Activist was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although Dr. King spoke about peaceful protests,
Malcolm X was known for saying, “By any means necessary,” and “You don’t have to
have a peaceful revolution,” when speaking against racism. Malcolm X would later leave the Nation of
Islam and become a traditional Muslim where he changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Malcolm X’s life came to an end after he
was assassinated on February 21, 1965, in New York, New York. That is all for me and I hope you enjoyed
learning about Black History and Malcolm X a civil rights activist and preacher. I hope you had fun learning with F.R.E.S.B.E.R.G
cartoon.

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