• Homemade Education
    finished school through the eighth grade. In his book “Prison Studies”, Malcolm X confesses that most of his education was retrieved while serving in prison. I believe that his “homemade education”, laid the pavement for his major accomplishments in life. If Malcolm X did not have the motivation to...
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  • Malcolm X
    Mathew Redoble Professor Nugent English 51 March 5, 2012 “My Prison Studies Malcolm X”: Summary and Reaction In reading the essay to Malcolm X “My Prison Studies”, Malcolm X has gained a lot of his knowledge in prison through reading the dictionary, and as he began to write out the whole...
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  • “What High School Is” by Theodore Sizer and “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X
    strengths was that Malcolm had a great desire to learn new knowledge. In Charlestown prison, he started his desire of learning from a feeling envy of stock of knowledge of Bimbi (X 78). Moreover, Malcolm kept book-reading motions even though he “really ended up with little idea of what the book said” (X 78...
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  • Documented Research Essay
    COMM 171 section 331 30th November 2012 Two essays that I have chosen are Prison studies by Malcolm X (1964) and What I have lived for by Bertrand Russell (1967). The reason behind the selection of these two essays is that both these essays have a common subject. Malcolm X had a...
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  • Bodega Dreams
    through education. While Malcolm X is in prison he realizes what he is missing. He realizes that if he can't read or write formally he will always be envying others and feel bad for not getting any education during his early life. "Bimbi had always taken charge of any conversation he was in, and I...
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  • Coming to an Awareness of Language
    tablet everything printed on that first page, down to punctuation marks.” Malcolm X put his motivation to use, because of his prison studies he increased his education level far past what it once was. In the short narrative, Coming to an Awareness of Language, the reader is told how Malcolm X’s grew...
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  • Reflective Essay
    Falguni Patel ENC1101-35 Elizabeth Barnes February 12, 2013 Prison Studies by Malcolm X 1) In this essay Malcolm X describes how he educated himself while he was in prison and how it changed his whole life. His interest in learning how to read and write increased because of one of his prison...
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  • Malcolm X
    his “slave name, little, and was assigned the new name “X”. Malcolm quickly became one of the top administrators. Malcolm became well-known in person and television. Malcolm X started prison studies in Charlestown Prison. Malcolm X was motivated reading and studying by Bimbi. Bimbi was one of...
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  • Education
    order to lead a happy life. A single but important event can truly affect the way a person thinks and acts. Although this situation occurs almost everyday, a particular story is widely known across the nation. By writing about his seven years in prison, Malcolm X describes how he educated himself in...
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  • Malcolm X
    place, he instead took it as a place to sharpen his vital skill. He turned being locked up in a prison to a school with a classroom; the only difference was he was behind bars. Malcolm x had not gotten a chance to sit down and study effectively, it was at this time when he was in prison that he begun...
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  • Malcolm Little
    prison. In his own words Malcolm X says, "In fact, prison enabled me to study far more intensively than I would have if my life had gone differently, and I had attended some college. I imagine that one of the biggest troubles with colleges is that there are too many distractions, too much panty...
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  • Cicero
    to black prostitutes. After years of study in prison, Malcolm reconsiders his racial identity in the light of history and philosophy, and discovers answers to his questions about race in the pro-black rhetoric of the Nation of Islam. His acceptance of the Nation’s belief that black people are an...
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  • Handout Malcolm X
    . Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2005. Carson, Clayborne. Malcolm X: The FBI File. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1992. Clasby, Nancy. “The Autobiography of Malcolm X: A Mythic Paradigm.” Journal of Black Studies 5, no. 1 (September 1974): 18–34. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2783620 (accessed May 25, 2011...
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  • Malcolm X vs Frederick Douglass
    such learning possible despite challenging circumstances. While in prison, Malcolm X teaches himself to read by going through the dictionary page by page (267. In order to comprehend what he has learned, he copies every single page “I'd never realized so many words existed! I didn't know which words I...
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  • Malcolm X
    society,” until “in prison I found Allah and…it completely transformed my life.”( In prison he met the prisoner, Bimbi, who was a self-educated man whom greatly influenced Malcolm. He showed Malcolm the value of education and Malcolm begin to read again and study with Bimbi’s help. Malcolm...
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  • From Malcolm Little to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
    become a wealthy and influential person in society. However, this lifestyle was not beneficial because it led him to prison. He used that time to study the principles of the Nation of Islam, led by the controversial minister Elijah Muhammad. After years of study, Malcolm discovered answers to his...
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  • Malcolm X
    prison 1949 - 1951 - Studies the Nation of Islam 1952 - Leaves prison, dedicates himself to Nation of Islam, changes name to Malcolm X Jan. 14, 1958 - Marries Betty X Dec. 4, 1963 - Suspended from the Nation of Islam March 1964 - Leaves Nation of Islam, starts the Muslim Mosque, Inc. Apr. 22...
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  • Malcolm X
    of Islam. E. Sources:Malcolm X's critique of the education of Black people." Western Journal of Black Studies 2(2001):126. eLibrary. Web. 06 Dec. 2012. IV. First Major Achievement/Invention: A. Topic Sentence: The radical views of Malcolm X on the segregation of schools rallied...
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  • Malcom X
    Malcolm X (1965), which he wrote with Alex Haley. any who today hear me somewhere in person, or on television, or those who read something I’ve said, will think I went to school far beyond the eighth grade. This impression is due entirely to my prison studies. It had really begun back in the...
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  • Reading Response
    Shabak Bolling Mrs. Barnes ENC1101 2/18/13 “Prison Studies” By: Malcolm X In my response to the reading of “Prison StudiesMalcolm X was basically an heroic man who took a lot of time out while he was in jail to educate himself and build his vocabulary. Malcolm did this everyday as his...
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