Learning to Read-Malcolm X

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Unformatted text preview: Brennan Woods Professor Walton English 101 G November 16, 2009 “Learning to Read” “ Learning to Read” is an excerpt from The Autobiography of Malcolm X . Following his assignation in 1965 his autobiography was also published in 1965. It was written by him and co authored Alex Haley. Malcolm X was not always the great leader one read about today. He was once a street convicted hustler; however, today he remembered for his legacy for fighting for civil rights. He was a spokesman for black separatism, a philosophy that urged black Americans to cut all political, social and economics ties with the white community. Throughout Malcolm X’s life, he experienced many transformations in his quest for equality for black America. One of his most significant transformations was during his seven year prison sentence. At this time in his life, he was involved in drugs and hustling. “Learning to Read” really expounds on his low literacy level when he entered the Norfolk Prison Colony to...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Bell during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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