Second Resource Evaluation

Blood Brothers by Randy Roberts is a book that is about “the fatal friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X”.  This book is good for my research paper because it not only shows their relationship, but it shows what the people in the NOI thought of Malcolm. While I was reading the book I saw that many many people perceived Malcolm as a threat. Not because he was violent, but because he started to get a lot of press and was becoming a very known public speaker.  On pg. 62 it talks about how some of Muhammad’s cabinet feared what Malcolm would do if Elijah Muhammad died. It also shows how Malcolm’s views also began to change more when he got involved in politics.

Another source I found was an article from NY Times titled, “Malcolm X is Assassinated by Black Muslims”.  I believe this article will help me with my paper because it shows how some of the people in the NOI changed their views of Malcolm. At one point he was highly looked upon by the Black Muslims but because Malcolm began to grow apart from the group they didn’t like him or his new views. Malcolm believed the NOI could do so much more and Elijah Muhammad didn’t agree with Malcolm wanted for the NOI. “Malcolm clashed with Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the organization, over the direction of the nation among other issues.”


Gettysburg Monument

The State of Delaware Monument is located just south of Gettysburg on Taneytown Rd in Pennsylvania.The monument is 11 x 8 ft with two plaques of 5 x 6 ft. The total expenses of the monument were $200,000. The front plaque is a picture of Delaware’s First Regiment repelling Pickett’s Charge on Cemetery Ridge illustrated by Ron Tunison and Richard Dayton. The plaque on the back is a list of 691 men from Delaware that fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. The monument is dedicated to all Delawareans that fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, both the union and the confederate; It was dedicated on April 29th, 2000 by the Delaware Civil War Society, a non-profit organization. The reason the monument was built was to remember how the soldiers from Delaware helped both the union and the confederate.


“The First and Second Delaware Infantry Regiments arrived on the battlefield early on July 2 and took positions in the Federal line along Cemetery Ridge. That day, both units distinguished themselves in fierce fighting. The First defended the Bliss Farm. And the Second helped to hold the Wheatfield against the Confederate attempt to turn the Federal left flank on July 3. The two regiments played key roles in repulsing Lee’s assault. They each lost nearly a quarter of their men at Gettysburg and were commended for distinguished service. Three soldiers received the Medal of Honor for heroism under fire and two for the capture of regimental colors. On July 5, the First and Second Delaware, with the Army of the Potomac, left Gettysburg in pursuit of Lee’s army.”

(These words are engraved on the back of the monument under the plaque.)