This is a paper that requires the student to examine the Nation of Islam and Malcolm’s involvement in the religion. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the description to follow:
The Nation of Islam and Malcolm’s involvement in the religion
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
At least one peer-reviewed source about the Nation of Islam religion (Black Muslims)
At last two peer-reviewed sources about Western religions (i.e., Christianity, Judaism, Orthodox Islam)
This section of The Autobiography of Malcolm X examines the Nation of Islam and Malcolm’s involvement in the religion. Consider the following prompt:
How did Malcolm X use his involvement in the Nation of Islam as a platform to advance change? In order to discuss what those changes were, you must first briefly describe the three main Western religions, compare them to the Nation of Islam, then discuss Malcolm’s induction into the religion, and how he was able to use it to advance his message to African American people during the Civil Rights Movement.
Be sure to support your thesis with multiple references to the required sources throughout your paper.
Essay Guidelines: (please read carefully!)
1. Essays must be at least six (6) pages typed, double-spaced, and with one-inch margins.
2. Use proper MLA formatting (see MLA Tutorial #1 Basic Paper Formatting on YouTube.com)
3. Make sure to include in-text citations where appropriate and a works cited page (see MLA Tutorials #3 Works Cited page and MLA Tutorial #5 In-text Citations on Youtube.com). The Works Cited page does not count towards the six page minimum requirement.
4. Do not use 1st or 2nd person pronouns. For each use of a 1st or 2nd person pronoun I will deduct 10 points off of the final grade.
5. Exception: Avoid use of 1st or 2nd person pronouns (I, we, me, us, my, our, you, your) unless you are providing a personal example as evidence, and it is prefaced by “For example, I…” or “For instance, we…”
6, No contractions in a formal essay (i.e., don’t, won’t, it’s, couldn’t, shouldn’t, etc.).