Autobiography of Malcom X

After Malcolm's father's death, his mother who had to take care of eight children and endure threats from the

KKK, suffered a nervous breakdown. As a result, Malcolm and his siblings were taken by the welfare department.

Malcolm was later enrolled in a reform school and did very well grade wise. He was the best student in his class and

wanted to become a lawyer. When the school heads heard about this, they sent a person to talk to Malcolm. This

person told and convinced Malcolm that he was black and that he could never become a lawyer because of it. As a

result, he dropped out of after the eighth grade and moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he worked several

different jobs. Soon, Malcolm became associated in a gang and sold and used drugs, and was involved in many other

criminal activities. His gang "career" ended when he got into some trouble due to a bet with the gang leader. Since

the gang wanted Malcolm killed, Malcolm hid for a while. Soon, Malcolm decid!

ed to rob a house which he heard had a lot of valuables in it. Soon one night, he robbed the house, but was caught

later. Malcolm was charged with burglary and sent to prison for a maximum of eight years of which he se



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