Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and Randy DuBurke
Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and Randy DuBurke-112 pages
I had not read much on Malcolm X, but was intrigued when I saw this graphic biography. I have heard some about his life, but wanted to read and know more. It was definitely an interesting and somber read. He had a tough upbringing and childhood/young adulthood. He spent years in prison and converted to the Nation of Islam while in prison. He became an outspoken and, at first, liked leader of the NOI, but soon ran afoul of the leader Elijah Muhammad and was thrown out of the NOI. He created his own new group(s) and was assassinated by members of the NOI at a speaking event for one of his groups. He was much more revered after his death that while living and to this day many still hold him in high regard. He was a Civil Rights leader, albeit a controversial one. It is sad that many of the Civil Rights leaders were assassinated.