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alohaspirit eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Well Malcom X was a powerful voice for the African American community.  He preached "black power" and wanted to let African Americans have a sense of pride within themselves, and to stick up for themselves if ever in conflict with people discriminating against them.  He was a radical and was not about only using peaceful protest to speak out, but he allowed for the African American community to start really fighting for their rights and never back down.

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Malcolm X was one of the most influential African Americans in the 20th century. He spoke out against black racism and tormented the white American population who performed racist acts against African American individuals. He founded a major Islamic-based religious organization known as Muslim Mosque, Incorporated. In addition, he also founded an African-American unity group.

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