A type of swing dance, the Lindy hop was closely associated with jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s. It was named for Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly non-stop from New York City to Paris.
Lindy-hopping Term Timeline in The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The timeline below shows where the term Lindy-hopping appears in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Laura
...the liquor flowing and the music playing, Malcolm starts to get the hang of the lindy-hop. After that, he lets loose and falls in love with dancing, something he claims all... (full context)
...the time of their lives. Malcolm has so much fun that he never misses another lindy-hopping night at Roseland’s while living in Boston. (full context)
...or work professional jobs. After working all day, Malcolm escapes back into town to go lindy-hop and forgets all about the Hill. (full context)
Laura is filled with excitement about the lindy-hop. She and Malcolm share a taxi and then go inside the ballroom, where Malcolm greets... (full context)
...the dancers on the floor start to thin out, and Malcolm is approached by a lindy-hopper with a reputation of being high-energy and hard to keep up with. Malcolm and the... (full context)
Chapter 5: Harlemite
...is flooded with entertainers, hustlers, and pimps as everyone competes for white people’s money. The lindy hop , named for Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight to Paris from New York, takes off in... (full context)