BrainPOP

Malcolm X

He’s got one of the coolest names in American history — now you can find out the history of the influential leader, Malcolm X! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby tell you about why this man was an important American figure. You’ll learn how his politics differed from those of other civil rights activists of the 50s and 60s. You’ll also find out about black nationalism and why Malcolm’s political convictions lead him to reject his last name in favor of ‘X.’ Discover a little about Malcolm’s early years, including how prison changed his life — and how a trip to Mecca changed it again. Finally, you’ll find out about Malcolm X’s untimely death. His most important lesson? Friends come in all colors!

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