6 min readFeb 8, 2022

Malcolm X Forced JFK To Create The Civil Rights Act of 1964

When most people think of Malcolm X, what comes to mind is how he spoke truth to power and advocated self defense against the oppressor. Rarely is he credited for getting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed.

On the night of May 11, 1963 in Birmingham Alabama of 1963, the KKK bombed the residences of Black civil rights leaders. John F Kennedy didn’t budge. It wasn’t until Black people abandoned Dr…