The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Black Legion Term Analysis

A splinter group of the Klan, the Black Legion operated throughout the Midwest during the Great Depression.
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Black Legion Term Timeline in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Chapter 1: Nightmare
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...one day. However, his spreading of Marcus Garvey’s beliefs attracts the negative attention of the Black Legion , a splinter group of the Ku Klux Klan. One night in 1929, which Malcolm... (full context)
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...black community, however, whispers that this was not an accident, but rather murder by the Black Legion ; not only was he run over, but he had first been badly beaten. (full context)