Author: Anita J. Aboulafia,Alex Haley

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878910045

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 93

View: 4546

A study guide for "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" offers a summary and analysis of every chapter, study questions and answers, and topics for reports with sample outlines.
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Author: Anita J. Aboulafia

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738665460

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

View: 5415

REA's MAXnotes for Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
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Author: Robert J. Norrell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137279605

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1398

The first biography of the author of "Roots" and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," two of the most influential books of the 20th century
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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791040522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 75

View: 6516

Offers brief profiles of the authors, discusses the themes and structure of the "Autobiography," and includes examples of critical views
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A Life of Reinvention

Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 1336

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change.
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A Religious Life of Malcolm X

Author: Louis A. Decaro Jr.

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744176

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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The mythic figure of Malcolm X conjures up a variety of images--black nationalist, extremist, civil rights leader, hero. But how often is Malcolm X understood as a religious leader, a man profoundly affected by his relationship with Allah? During Malcolm's life and since, the press has focused on the Nation of Islam's rejection of integration, offering an extremely limited picture of its ideology and religious philosophy. Mainstream media have ignored the religious foundation at the heart of the Nation and failed to show it in light of other separatist religious movements. With the spirituality of cultic black Islam unexplored and the most controversial elements of the Nation exploited, its most famous member, Malcolm X, became one of the most misunderstood leaders in history. In On the Side of My People, Louis A. DeCaro, Jr. offers the first book length religious treatment of Malcolm X. Malcolm X was certainly a political man. Yet he was also a man of Allah, struggling with his salvation—as concerned with redemption as with revolution. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including extensive interviews with Malcolm's oldest brother, FBI surveillance documents, the black press, and tape-recorded speeches and interviews, DeCaro examines the charismatic leader from the standpoint of his two conversion experiences--to the Nation while he was in jail and to traditional Islam climaxing in his pilgrimage to Mecca. Examining Malcolm beyond his well-known years as spokesman for the Nation, On the Side My People explores Malcolm's early religious training and the influence of his Garveyite parents, his relationship with Elijah Muhammad, his often overlooked journey to Africa in 1959, and his life as a traditional Muslim after the 1964 pilgrimage. In his critical analysis of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, DeCaro provides insight into the motivation behind Malcolm's own story, offering a key to understanding how and why Malcolm portrayed his life in his own autobiography as told to Alex Haley. Inspiring and necessary, On the Side My People presents readers with a Malcolm X few were privileged to know. By filling in the gaps of Malcolm's life, DeCaro paints a more complete portrait of one of the most powerful and relevant civil rights figures in American history.
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An Autobiography

Author: Assata Shakur

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783606819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1285

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.
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As They Knew Him

Author: David Gallen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345400529

Category: History

Page: 319

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Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, James Farmer, Alex Haley, William Kunstler, Mike Wallace, Robert Penn Warren, and others discuss the life and work of the African-American leader
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Author: Malcolm X,Alex Haley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0345376714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 527

View: 5935

The black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the black population. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. Major ad/promo.
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Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684162

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 3141

From the end of postwar Reconstruction in the South to an analysis of the rise and fall of Black Power, acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough presents a straightforward synthesis of the century-long struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in the United States. Beginning with Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching in the 1890s, Fairclough chronicles the tradition of protest that led to the formation of the NAACP, Booker T. Washington and the strategy of accommodation, Marcus Garvey and the push for black nationalism, through to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and beyond. Throughout, Fairclough presents a judicious interpretation of historical events that balances the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement against the persistence of racial and economic inequalities.
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Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7450

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.
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Author: David Denby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127158

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

View: 7355

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books" -- that are now at the heart of the culture wars. In Great Books, he leads us on a glorious tour, a rediscovery and celebration of such authors as Homer and Boccaccio, Locke and Nietzsche. Conrad and Woolf. The resulting personal odyssey is an engaging blend of self-discovery, cultural commentary, reporting, criticism, and autobiography -- an inspiration for anyone in love with the written word.
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The Saga of an American Family

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824868

Category: History

Page: 912

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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast–to–coast event—over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: “Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star…. Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face.” The star– studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award–winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.
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A Short Guide to the Faith

Author: Roger M. A. Allen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080286600X

Category: Religion

Page: 177

View: 8874

Gathers fifteen essays on Islam, covering its orgins, its divisions and their doctrines, mosques, Islamic government, and its relation to women, Judaism, Christianity, and the United States.
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X

A Novel

Author: Ilyasah Shabazz,Kekla Magoon

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763669679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 348

View: 2917

Follows the childhood of the civil rights leader to his imprisonment at age twenty, where he found the faith that would lead him to his path towards activism and justice.
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Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 35

View: 6241

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley (1965) is an attempt by Malcolm X to clarify his own beliefs through an account of his life journey. The story traces Malcolm’s surprising transformation from wild hustler in Harlem into devout black Muslim human rights activist... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
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Civil Rights Reader : Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990

Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505403

Category: Political Science

Page: 764

View: 2930

Examines the background of the Civil Rights movement
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My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596436050

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 198

View: 7813

A personal history of the Civil Rights Movement from an activist and acclaimed journalist begins at the 2009 presidential inauguration of Barak Obama and journeys back through the decades, offering witness to the events of the social movement that changed the course of United States history and honoring the men and women on whose shoulders Obama stands.
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Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451234219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 4314

A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.
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