Malcolm X and Malik El-Shabazz – two names for the same person. Malcolm himself used both names and they reflect what defines him as a person and as an African-American. The name he stopped using was the name Malcolm Little.Continue reading “The Names of Malcolm X”
Booker T. Washington was one of the many extraordinary African-Americans in the late 19th century: Born a slave he became the founder and leader of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, an industrial school that exists until this day. He believed in the positive change of the South. If African-Americans work hard and show their skills society will overcome racism and oppression. History tragically proved him wrong.
Continue reading “Out standing: Booker T. Washington”
These are the books I’ve read related to African-American history, in chronological order. Continue reading “The bookshelf”