Malcolm X remains one of history's most significant civil rights activists, and his fascinating autobiography remains a classic work that defined the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. In it, Malcolm X makes an urgent call for the social and economic equality of African-Americans; he criticizes the false promise of the American Dream, as well as the racial prejudice that has long marginalized black people in the U.S. Published after his assassination, Malcolm X’s autobiography is a must-read on the struggles and courage that defined African-Americans' pursuit of freedom.