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Malcolm X : a biography / A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh.

Assensoh, A. B. (Author).

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Erlanger Branch B X1a 2014 (Text) 33126019705809 YA Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780313378492 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313378495 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, c2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Black Muslims > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.


    This fresh biography unearths previously unpublished nuances about Malcolm X's life.

    Malcolm X: A Biography is a historical and political analysis of the black leader's life and times, offering a detailed treatment of its subject's multifaceted story. Laid out chronologically, the book treats Malcolm's life from his birth through his childhood, adult life, work as a Civil Rights activist, and assassination.

    Readers will learn about the torching of Malcolm's family's Lansing, MI, home when he was a young child and about the death of his father a few years later—both acts attributed to a white supremacist organization. They will learn of his participation in narcotics, prostitution, and gambling rings and of his arrest and prison term. And they will learn about his discovery of the teachings of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, his conversion to the Muslim faith, his break with NOI, and his eventual espousal of faith in integration. Finally, the book looks at Malcolm's assassination and at his legacy and importance today.

    • Photographs

    • An exhaustive chronology


    This fresh biography unearths previously unpublished nuances about Malcolm X's life.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Presents the life and career of the civil rights leader, covering his imprisonment, his faith, and his assassination.
  • Book News
    Part of a series intended to provide concise biographies of popular international cultural, political, and historical figures for high school aged students, this biography of Malcolm X provides an overview of the life, work and ideas of this important American civil rights leader. The work covers Malcolm X's early life, his time in prison and his Muslim faith, his political and cultural work, his international influence, and his assassination in 1965. The volume includes a timeline of important events, several black and white photographs, and a selection of recommended further readings. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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