Malcolm X was a Muslim minister who fought to ensure equal rights for African Americans. His style, unlike that of Martin Luther King Jr., was harsher in its critic of America and its methods for achieving equality. While King Jr. preached nonviolent protests as the primary way to achieve the goal, Malcolm X believe that African Americans had to arrive at justice by any means necessary. That belief along with claims of black supremacy led to many outspoken supporters and detractors.
This collection of quotations and sayings traces the thinking of Malcolm X during his rise to power along with his transformation later in life up until his assassination in 1965.