Malcolm X: Make It Plain, Part II

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Track the transformation of Malcolm Little into Malcolm X and then into El Jajj Malik El-Shabazz with the second part of Make it Plain, a documentary on the famous civil rights activist. Viewers consider not only how events shaped and transformed Malcolm's views, but how they shaped his legacy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video at key points to permit clarification and discussion
  • Ask class members to continue adding statements to the timeline they construct for the first lesson in the series
Classroom Considerations

  • Part II of the video focuses on events from 1962 through Malcolm X's assassination in 1965
  • Clips of the two-hour PBS documentary can be found here, or you can purchase the entire film

  • Includes before and after viewing discussion questions and activities
  • Class members are asked to identify a change they would like to see in their community and develop an action plan to bring about that change

  • None
Common Core