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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