Malcolm X

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militant civil rights leader (1925-1965)

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Had he lived to 2014, the 50th anniversary of his pilgrimage, el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz might have participated in the development of mainstream Sunni Islam among African-Americans.
'El-Hajj' is an honorific bestowed on someone who has performed the Haj; the name 'Malik El-Shabazz' had been legally adopted by Malcolm in the late 1950s, as Malcolm himself states in Arnold Perl's 1972 documentary Malcolm X.
African American Lives includes such important figures as Esteban, an early African explorer who journeyed to North America in 1528, and ranges from the usual suspects such as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X--or El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (as he was more properly known after his 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia)--had created both organizations in 1964, after leaving the Nation of Islam.
We begin in "Nightmare," move through "Laura" and Malcolm's "Hustler" days, become "Saved," move through the "Black Muslims" and "Mecca," then end finally with Malcolm as "El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz" in the very real moment of "1965." In order to move from nightmare to clarity, the past must be escaped.
His original name was Malcolm Little; he now called himself ElHajj Malik El-Shabazz; but everyone knew him as Malcolm X.
He would later change his name again to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.
The book not only holds within its folds an account of Malcolm's life but it also describes his gradual metamorphosis into a third character known as Malik El-Shabazz, who had more moderate views and concepts of what Islam truly is.
Shamelessly, she cannibalizes the reputations of three major black figures: Malcolm X (Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), James Baldwin and King Jr., using them as linchpins on which to promote her specious pose as an activist.
I pray, and I am grateful every day to have had El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) and Dr.