BLHV-351 Unraveling Controversies of Malcolm X
Spring for 2008-2009
Malcolm X (a.k.a. El Hajj Malik El Shabazz) is one of the most prolific—and often misunderstood—figures of the civil rights era who articulated the anger, struggles and beliefs of African Americans. His journey was wrought with challenges that impacted his social, political, and religious purpose. Embark on a journey to examine the complexities of struggles peculiar to African Americans during a time when they were seeking social justice “by any means necessary” under the tutelage of Malcolm X—a hero, as some may argue, who underwent many transformations from street hustler, to national spokesperson for the Nation of Islam, to Quran-toting Suni Muslim.