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All About Malcolm X. The Early Years. Born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother was Louis Norton Little, who was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.

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the early years
The Early Years
  • Born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • His mother was Louis Norton Little, who was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children.
  • His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey
early years continued
Early Years Continued
  • Malcolm was a smart, focused student and graduated from junior high at the top of his class.
  • Dropped out of school and moved to Boston, where he worked various odd jobs.
more info
More info..
  • Malcolm later studied the teachings of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad.
  • In 1952, Malcolm was a devoted follower with the new surname “X”
  • Malcolm was appointed a minister and national spokesman for the Nation of Islam
nation of islam
Nation of Islam
  • Malcolm utilized newspaper columns, radio and television to communicate the Nation of Islam’s message across the United States.
  • Credited for increasing membership in the Nation of Islam from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 1963.
  • Media magnet- featured in a week-long television special
nation of islam cont
Nation of Islam cont.
  • FBI agents started monitoring the group’s activities.
  • In 1963, Malcolm’s faith in the Nation of Islam decreased due to the deception of Muhammad, whom he considered a prophet.
  • Now felt it was a fraudulent organization
termination
Termination
  • In March 1964, he terminated his relationship with the Nation of Islam and founded the Muslim Mosque, Inc.
  • Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    • Life altering
    • New outlook on integration
coming to an end
Coming to an End..
  • Malcolm had been marked for assassination
  • After repeated attempts of his life, Malcolm rarely traveled without bodyguard.
  • On February 21, 1965 three gunmen rushed Malcolm onstage and shot him 15 times at close range.
legacy
Legacy
  • Malcolm X moved through generations as the subject of many documentaries.
    • Malcolm X movie
    • Books
works cited
Works Cited
  • “Biography of Malcolm X” http://www.africawithin.com/malcolmx/malcolm_bio.htm
  • “Official Web Site of Malcolm X” http://www.cmgworldwide.com/historic/malcolm/home.php
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