The Malcolm X Encyclopedia

The Malcolm X Encyclopedia

Book - 2002
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Over 500 essays exemplify the life and work of a man who sought to reimagine the world. Harnessing the influence of people like Elijah Muhammad, grappling with issues such as civil rights and conversion to the Nation of Islam, and driven by events like his pilgrimage to Mecca and the assassination of JFK, Malcolm X became an international pillar. This book is a broad testament to his achievements.
Touches on various aspects of the life of one of the most controversial leaders of black America.

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Unlike most accounts of the slain African American leader, the encyclopedia emphasizes the world he helped shape and that helped shape him, from his childhood in the Midwest to his adulthood and maturation as a leader, through his afterlife as an American icon. Major public figures, personalities, institutions, issues, places and events that were part of Malcolm's world and life are considered, as well as many minor aspects that alone may have had little influence but collectively are significant. In addition, 10 theme essays consider such topics as the Nation of Islam, coalition building, conspiracy theories of his 1965 assassination, and his presence in cyberspace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A encyclopedia covering the life of Malcolm X looks at his childhood in the Midwest to his adulthood and maturation as a leader, and discusses the issues, places, people, and events that were part of his world.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780313292644
Branch Call Number: REF 320.5409 X MALCO
Characteristics: xix, 643 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm


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