In addition to all of the positive outcomes, there were quite a few negative consequences. Malcolm was thrown in jail and served seven of his ten years in jail for burglary and drug dealing. Because Malcolm left the Nation of Islam, they [The Nation of Islam] took his car and house because they originally owned the two. In the winter of 1965, Malcolm received several death threats. On February 15, 1965, his house was firebombed. During one of Malcolm’s speeches, he was shot and killed. The murderers were three black Muslims, all a part of the Nation of Islam, an organization that he was once a part of. In addition to this, several bad things happened to his family when he was little; his father was murdered, his family was harassed, his family’s house was burned to the ground, and his family was torn apart.
Was Malcolm X successful?
Malcolm X was successful in many different ways. He gathered several new members for the Nation of Islam, as well as gaining national attention by giving speeches and leading rallies. He was also successful in ministering temples in Harlem, as well as making even more temples in Harlem. If Malcolm X was not a part of the civil rights movement, the Nation of Islam would not have as many members and there would be less attention drawn to the situation. If you’re talking about successful as in making a larger impact, that’s where I say no, he was not successful. Even though he spoke, led rallies, and protested, it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who got his way: a community of blacks and whites living together in peace.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. " -Malcolm X