History 2301E Lecture : Lecture 45, Part 2 - The War at Home

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Lecture 45, part 2 the war at home. The nation of islam: malcolm x. Family harassed several times by the kkk, eventually split up, ended up in boston. Leader of the nation of islam, originally called the black. Taught that allah was black, and the whites were a race of devils. Philosophy: trying to stop blacks from seeing themselves as a minority. Blacks need to stop being dependent on the white americans (food, housing, etc. ) Eventually softened his views, went on pilgrimage to mecca. Saw that islam was colourblind, realized that all whites were racist and white people could help. Malcolm x not welcome in the nation of islam anymore. Assassinated by members of the nation of islam in 1968: louis farrakhan. Leader of the nation of islam today. 1995: million man march on washington: muhammad ali. 1967: got a draft notice, but refused to join the army and fight in vietnam.

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