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Speeches tracing the evolution of Malcolm X's views on political alliances, women's rights, intermarriage, capitalism and socialism, and more.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published by Pathfinder Press (NY) (first published June 1st 1970)
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it's hard to believe there are no reviews of this book here. perhaps my interest in malcolm x was a product of the "cult of personality". after all, my previous experience with the man and his historical impact was limited to the spike lee movie. but after reading this book, i found that there was another attraction (actually two): this is a man with a passion to see real justice in the world and this is a man seeking redemption (social, political, spiritual.) these are powerful symbols, and thi...more
Iser Barnes

Oh! Hi the book I read was Malcolm X. By any mean necessary by Walter dean Myers. This book was an interesting thing to read. To get in the mind of a really out spoken person.
First off him as a child he had to deal with. The hardships of see his father being ran over. A cops lying about investigating what happen. Then as he grew up he went on to be a force to recant with. President of his class in high school. Then became known in big cities across the United States. But then...more
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Unlike most of the people I’m writing to I don’t like to read, but if I were to read a book I would choose the Biography of Malcolm X. Like most of the civil rights activists Malcolm wasn’t content with being called a “nigger” for the rest of his life. Malcolm was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the second youngest of seven. I don’t want to tell the book because the point is to get you to read it. This book will get your brain thinking in a different way about how things were back when...more
Nov 09, 2008 sheena rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who don't understand why pan-africanism is important
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not what you learned about X, if you even learned about him, in elementary school.

this is a collection of his speeches, directly from his mouth.

call me easily influenced but this book completely altered my feelings on gun-ownership and pacifism.

revolution, fools!
Michae'la Barnett

Book: Malcom X, By Any Means Necessary

Author: Walter Dean Myers

Rating: 5


In this book Malcom Little known to you as Malcom X was a powerful man in history. As a child there were troubles with his family such as his father being hit by a train and his mother being sent to a mental hospital. Malcom a.k.a Detroit Red went on to Boston only to deep trouble. When sent to jail Malcom turned over a new lead he began to read the dictionary and soon enough by the help of Elijah Muhammad Malcom w...more
What can I say? I'm a sucker for controversial public figures and their writings. Good insight on his speeches. Read this, by any means necessary....
Jay Espy
Excellent read. Very refreshing to see Malcolm's thinking and how it changed in the 2 years before being killed. He was always self criticizing, always reflecting and always changing his approach according to surrounding conditions, which is the correct thing to do in political struggle. What's more amazing is that his analysis and ideas on violence, self-defense, racism, and revolution are STILL relevant today! also Malcolm spoke in a way that everyone can understand, from 10 years old to 60 ye...more
Qynn Perkins
Was a great book!
Michael Strode
There is a documentary on Malcolm's life that one can occasionally find packaged with some copies of the movie Malcolm X. I consider it the finest documentary done regarding Malcolm's life because it bypasses narration or peers recounting their relationship or randomly inserted persons raising up how Malcolm affected their lives. All that the documentary includes is a series of speeches, lectures, news clips, and sound bites strung together which trace Malcolm's life from end to end.

This book is...more
From being the top student in his class to being known as Detroit Red
the street hustler. To being locked up at the age of twenty, where his life changed forever. Where his views of the life of a black man in America changed. His views shocked America then and still do today. This biography tells Malcolm's story from the troubles him and his family faced when he was a young boy to the problems he faced as a grown man.
Camden Goetz
I like a lot of Malcolm X's ideas but this book was not a great place to see those. Lots of repetition and watering down/changing ideas for his audience, or just limitation by his interviewers.
Dawn Wells
Fighting for equality.

I'm amazed by how an intelligent man like Malcolm could let another "man" lead him blindly. I'm so happy that he saw the real truth and fought the ignorance. I love that he grew leaps and bounds not just for himself but for enlightening others. It's like all of us we start believing one way but as we grow and mature we see that it's okay if people are who they are be it white, black, gay, straight, woman, man, old or young.
Natalie Baker
I love this book because it gives you an idea of who Malcolm X really was as opposed to who he was portrayed to be. You can read about his growth as a man and how empowering he is in this book.
Shamam Murad
A collection of speeches and interviews by one of the greatest men in history. Reading Malcolm X’s thoughts on the movement, and politics elsewhere, before and after him leaving the Nation of Islam.
no mediation, just Malcolm rapping his views, good survey of his speeches from different periods in his life and philosophies. Worth picking up for the post-NOI writings that get often overlooked.
In my opinion he has an excellent perception and understanding of the United States.
Steen Knigge
From the latter part of Malcolm X's life. Interesting to see his transformation
What he really said, not what they told you he said
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Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little), also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam.

After leaving the Nation of Islam in 1964, he made the pilgrimage, the Hajj, to Mecca and became a Sunni Muslim. He also founded the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Less than a year later, he was assassinated in Wash...more
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