I am currently studying History MA at Royal Holloway, University of London. My dissertation thesis will aim to explore the topic of Malcolm X’s religious life and the impact Islam had on shaping Malcolm as a religious, political and cultural leader to many African Americans.

The religious life of Malcolm X

Considering the profound impact Islam had on the life of Malcolm X, particularly in shaping his political views and changing his ideology of racism, Preeti Bath argues, it is an aspect of his life that needs to be further researched in order to truly understand the religious journey of Malcolm X (Malik E Shabazz), from an atheist to a minister for the NOI to a Sunni Muslim. Continue reading