To truly appreciate
Malcolm X's life, you must read the Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Written with the help of Alex Haley, this is a smashing discourse on
American society and racism. It is in many ways still fresh and applicable
today. It is not only a diatribe on social woes but it is the story
of the transformation of a man from the lowest depths of society to
a respected and remembered martyr. It is extremely difficult to truly
understand Malcolm X without reading this incredible book, which Time
Magazine judged as one of the most important books of the twentieth
- For a comprehensive
overview of Malcolm X's life, visit the Timeline.
It is a sketch of his life based only on facts, arranged chronologically,
from his birth to his death.
These are biographies
that I recommend until I finish my own. They link to external sites.