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Why This Book Matters:
The Autobiography of Malcolm X recalls the story of how one man redeemed his past actions through humanitarianism.
The Big Takeaways:
- Malcolm’s parents both died when he was young.
- If Malcolm was put into foster care and separated from his siblings as a result.
- Malcolm struggled in school because of racism, but Boston proved to be different.
- Malcolm struggled to get along with his white peers, but when he visited his half-sister, Ella, he finally saw black people accepting themselves.
- Malcolm lost his job and eventually turned to crime in Harlem in the 1940s.
- He eventually realized he that was not the right path for him.
- He wound up in prison and had an epiphany about life.
- In prison, Malcolm began reading books and found a pathway to Islam.
- On his visit to Mecca, he learned of the Muslim brotherhood.
- He tried to rally African countries to make as much effort in supporting African-Americans as black South Africans.