What facts did you find in your research about Malcolm X
Please use autobiography of Malcolm X as your first primary source
And another primary source of your choise
In addition to another two secondary sources
Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. A primary source is something from the period in your person’s life. It can be a newspaper or magazine article, or something else created back in that time related to the topic of your person’s pivotal period – something that tells you more about the era or the topic of your person’s life-changing period. (Primary means “first” – a first hand source from that period)
Secondary sources must be a scholarly book or article, or a RELIABLE scholarly internet site or webpage. (Wikipedia or history.com or like cites are not appropriate)
A SECONDARY SOURCE is something written by a historian about the past. Historians do extensive research and then interpret and create a cohesive, accurate account of some topic in the past. It is “second-hand” information, because you are reading the historian’s work, not something created by the actual historical actors in the past. Secondary sources help give you background information, so that you can understand the significance of events in your person’s life
Suggestions for secondary sources: NON FICTION books (not novels) about the era or about a topic important to your person in his/her era, biographies, scholarly articles. For example, a secondary source might be a book about the 1960s if your person had a life-changing event in the 1960s. Or a university website might have information – careful that you don’t stumble on a page that was created by a university student as part of a class project.
. List full citations, Chicago (Turabian) style, of all your sources. Examples of the style:
Use short quotes.
Cite your sources in an abbreviated way at the end of the sentence. (Gleick 142) (textbook 547) (1968 Documentary) Like so.
Provide VERY SPECIFIC details/examples such as names, dates, relevant explanations, etc.
Use information from Give me Liberty course textbook
Malcolm X is still widely known for what he fought for. He was not only a human rights activist who encouraged his followers to have a means that will defend them when facing white aggression, but he also gave his voice regarded Black Muslim Faith. However, he is widely known for the civil rights movements which were pursued in a nonviolent manner. His impact in the country would lead to the increase in membership of the Nation of Islam from 400 to 40,000 members in just eight years. He was not only passionate about his beliefs but was naturally gifted and one of the best public speakers during