10-11-10 - Lecture MW45:30PM ProfessorBazian...

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Lecture, 10/11/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  Asian American Studies 128AC: Muslims in America  - Autobiography dictated to Alex Haley o Written in latter half of Malcolm X’s life - Malcolm—looking back, introspection - Haley—reporting on Malcolm X’s experiences o Ideological shifts o Lens of race, racial attitude, conflict - Born in Omaha, Nebraska—not in a major city o Seventh child o Born with fair skin, reddish hair Father favored him because of his fairness—benefits even within a black  family o Father took him to various functions - His father was a Baptist minister o Affiliated with Marcus Garvey - UNIA—Universal Negro Improvement Association—Garvey called for black race purity o Mother wrote for the UNIA, father involved o Called for mass migration to Africa o Possible integration and assimilation  o Parents were proponents of mass migration to Africa o Garvey—most controversial black man of the era - Malcolm X’s father, Earl, from Georgia—the fourth of six brothers o Three died by white violence, only one naturally - Freedom, independence, self-respect could never be achieved by blacks in America - Mother, Louise, born in the west Indies o Her mother was raped by her father o Educated—but worked domestically In white houses but preferred to stay home - Post-Civil War era—Reconstruction o Separate but equal Later overturned by Brown V. Board - Three distinctive persons on how to address the African American problem o Booker T. Washington Gain political power through hard work and conduct, gain the respect of  whites Prove self to white community o W.E.B. DuBois
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Lecture, 10/11/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  Political empowerment through spiritual rebirth—uplifting the African  American race through spiritual path o Marcus Garvey   Urged a return to Africa Black people should rely on own unity, own means of empowerment Strong nationalist feeling, grassroots movement  - 1929—Malcolm X and his family move to Lansing, Michigan o Where many blacks migrated to the Northeast 
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