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ERIC Number: ED358194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Malcolm X in Context: A Study Guide to the Man and His Times.
Murphy, Don, Ed.; Radtke, Jennifer, Ed.
This study guide is designed for those with varying levels of understanding to open possible contexts to consider Malcolm X and develop some of the critical thinking skills necessary to make sense out of any complex historical phenomena and to suggest to students some directions for further research. The guide uses the "Autobiography of Malcolm X" as a primary source to understand the man's growth and development and as a window onto social and economic conditions of black America. It also uses excerpts from his speeches to reveal some of his general positions and to suggest how they changed. To shed light on historical context, the guide uses quotes, graphs, and charts as well as excerpts from historical documents including the Kerner Commission Report of 1967, court decisions, and organizational charters. Exercises provide practice for basic skills and critical thinking. Topics include American democracy and the black condition, the Dred Scott Decision of 1857, the radical black tradition, the autobiography of Malcolm X, the exploited Malcolm Little (1925-1941), the exploiter Detroit Red (1941-1952), creating communities and recognizing power, the self-emancipator Minister Malcolm X (1952-1964), Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., women's roles, Malcolm on education, decade of protest, programs for black self-determination, the Black Panther's 10-point plan, and the program of the Nation of Islam. Contains 28 references. (JB)
School Voices Press, 79 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013 ($5 per copy; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A