Malcom X was a renowned African-American Muslim cleric and human rights activist during the civil rights struggle. This article talks more about him and his family, so relax and read on.
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Malcolm X Biography
Malcolm Little popularly known as Malcolm X was born on 19 May 1925 and died on 21st February 1965. He born in Omaha Nebraska, United States to Earl Little and Louise Little. Malcolm went to Lansing’s West Junior High School and also Mason High School in Mason, Michigan.
He did well in junior high school, but dropped out when a white tutor informed him that practicing law, which was his ambition at the time, was “no realistic objective for a nigger.” However, he dropped out before graduating in 1941.
In 1943, he relocated to Harlem, New York City, where he worked for the New Haven Railroad and involved in drug trafficking, gambling, racketeering, robbery, and pimping.
He was caught in 1946 while picking up a stolen watch he had left at a shop for repairs, and began serving an eight-to-ten-year term for theft and breaking and entering in Charlestown State Prison in February.
Malcolm X age
Malcolm was born on 19 May 1925 and died on 21st February 1965. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. However, he was 40 years old before passing away.
Malcolm X wife
Malcom X was married to Betty Sanders. They tied the knot in January 1958 after Malcom proposed to her during a telephone call from Detroit.
Malcolm X Children
Malcolm had six daughters with his wife, Betty Sanders. Their daughters were Attallah, Qubilah, IIyasah, Gamilah Lumumba, Malikah and Malaak.
Malcolm X father
Malcolm father was Earl Little, a Baptist lay speaker. He was the local leader of the Universal Nergro Improvement Association.
Malcolm X quotes
- “We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.”
- “I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.”
- “Change is only a good thing if you change in a good way.”
Who Killed Malcolm X
According to researchers, Malcolm was murdered by Mr. Bradley’s shotgun blast. However, he died on 21 February 1965.
Why did Malcolm X change his name?
Malcolm’s choice to alter his name arose from his disdain for his slave past and represents his desire to take control over his identity. However, he said the X stood for his long-forgotten African surname.