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Malcolm X during the segregation

A violent activist

Malcolm X

Birth : 19 may 1925 in Omaha
Death : 21 february 1965 in Harlem

He was a political activist and is most well known for his work as a leader during the civil rights movement in America.
X is not his name but a nickname he gives himself

- Malcolm wanted to fight for the rights of black people because of the racist abuse he and his family had suffered.
- He was an actor in the "black power" and his assassination marked the beginning of the "Black panther party" movement.

How was Malcolm X involved?

Black Power

Black Panther Party

The term Black Power refers to a political movement, very visible and very active between the mid-1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, advocating that blacks themselves take charge of their affairs.


Black Power

Why Black Power?

The therm Black Power was creates in 1966 by SNCC's Stokely Carmichael (an afro-américan militant).
The Black Power became world famous at the 1968 Summer Olympics games.

The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was a political organization founded by college students Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in October 1966 in Oakland, California.
It was create after the Selma march.

Black Panther Party

Why Black Panther Party ?

The Party instituted the Free Breakfast for Children Programs to address food injustice, and community health clinics for education and treatment of diseases including :
- sickle cell anemia,
- tuberculosis

Différent Black Panther Party members :

- Stokely Carmichael
- Angela Davis
- Huey P. Newton
- Bobby Seale

As inheritors of the discipline, pride, and calm self-assurance preached by Malcolm X, the Panthers became national heroes in black communities by infusing abstract nationalism with street toughness