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Chapter One: "Nightmare"
The Autobiography of Malcolm X begins with Malcolm Little telling about his years as a trouble-making but clever child in the 1930s. His father, Earl Little, is a Baptist preacher who advocates the ' 'back-to-Africa" philosophy of black activist Marcus Garvey. Once, their house is burned down, and another time it is damagedboth times by groups of white men. His mother, Louise, is made a widow when Earl is murdered; then the state welfare agency tries to break up the family. Eventually, fighting against the state and struggling to keep her children fed becomes too much for Louise, and she is committed to a mental asylum. The children are sent to various foster homes in the region.
Chapter Two: "Mascot"
Malcolm is expelled from school when he is thirteen years old, and state officials move him to a detention home. Though Malcolm is a very popular student at the white junior high... View more of the The Autobiography of Malcolm X Summary
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