Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, lived a short, often violent life. This story frames Malcolm’s death with his upbringing and the racial and political struggles that defined his adult life.
Malcolm was struck by racial injustice at a young age. His father was murdered - though police ruled it a suicide - for his involvement in civil rights movements. He graduated from junior high at the top of his class, but his dreams were crushed when his teacher told him a black boy could never become a lawyer. Later, he joined the Nation of Islam and preached for civil rights - but this made him a target of the United States government and of ruthless assassins.
This audio companion for the graphic novel Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography allows listeners to follow along with the book’s evocative drawings by Randy DuBurke. Listeners will gain a new perspective on the activist from this dynamic biography.
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