The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Malcolm X

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X Symbols

The “Conk”

During Malcolm’s younger years in Boston and Harlem, he maintained a “conk” hairstyle, which was a way of chemically relaxing naturally kinky hair. The style was popular among African American men from the 1920s…

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Glasses, a Suitcase, and a Watch

Shortly after he is released from prison, Malcolm goes to a store and purchases three items: a pair of glasses, a suitcase, and a watch. These will be his most valuable possessions throughout the rest…

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