American History: Malcolm X (elizabeth)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

This is a high school lit and history class.

We will be reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X by: Alex Haley and Malcolm X .

This brilliant piece of American literature is an important work that captures the heart and soul of America (in it’s darkness and light). Malcolm X is/was a controversial and powerful figure. He was a legacy and deeply adored person as well as an enemy to many. He was born in 1925 and was assassinated in 1965.

Due to the historical nature of this novel this class covers a pivotal time in American history. We will dive into the themes, literary devices, historical content and perspective writing. This book is an American classic and important high school and/or college level read.

Their will be discussion, debate, and supplementary films we will watch.

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