Malcolm X - Karen Rosenberger Org Crime Dr Britz Extra...

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Karen Rosenberger April 19, 2008 Org. Crime: Dr. Britz Extra Credit: Malcolm X In June of 1963, Malcolm X delivered his “The Black Revolution” speech to the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. At this time, Malcolm X was a minister to the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. This speech also predates his departure from the Nation of Islam when he supposedly accepted the true Islamic faith. Malcolm X starts his speech by trying to get the audience emotionally involved. He questions whether they are able to completely separate from “that cruel white society that has enslaved them?” He inquires whether or not the “awakened black masses” will be able to truly revolt and separate from the white people. At this point in the speech, he has gotten the audience’s attention by probing at issues that they feel strongly about. He calls the African Americans “poor black sheep,” and the White Americans “bloodthirsty white wolves.” Because he is at a church, and the audience is religious, he ties
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course SOC Extra Cred taught by Professor Britz during the Spring '08 term at Clemson.

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