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Transcript of Malcolm X
Malcolm was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. The name that was given to him was Malcolm Little.
Growing up, while in school, Malcolm was a very focused student in school, he made good grades.
At the age of four-teen he became the class president and was also the TOP student!
At 16, he got a job collecting
tips at a Boston night club and
eventually got tired and dropped out of school.
He was known as "Detroit Red" a slick street operator. At the age of 19 while in Boston, he got caught up in a gang leading burglars by 20 he had got locked up.
Malcolm's Mother name was Louise Norton Little. She was a stay at home mom, she was a home maker and had to occupy 8 kids.
His father was was Earl Little, he was an outspoken Baptist minister, and a supporter of the Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. Being involved with that, he received many threats from the white supremacist organization. Forcing the family to relocate twice before Malcolm's fourth birthday.
A Born LEADER
After coming back after being locked up for 10 years Malcolm became a Minister and spokes man for the Nation of Islam.
The Nation of Islam was both a political and religious movement that had been founded in the thirties for urban misery.
Elijah Muhammad also charged him with establishing new mosques in cities such as Detroit, Michigan and Harlem, New York well as radio and television to communicate the message across the United States.
on August, 1952, Malcolm was finally released from prison with parole, that meant that it was conditions to him being released from prison.
One of those conditions were that he had to promise steady employment before his release date. His brother whom worked in a furniture store, got Malcolm hired.
By the early 1960s, Malcolm X had emerged as a leading voice of a of the Civil Rights Movement,
presenting an alternative to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a racially integrated society achieved by peaceful means
1958, Malcolm X married Betty Sanders, she was a member of the Nation of Islam too. They had six kids together all of them were girls. Attallah, Ilyasah, Gamilah, and twins Malaak and Malikah
Betty became part of the civil rights and human rights activist in her own right in the aftermath of her husband's death.
Malcolm dad died when he was only 6, he was killed by the Klu Klux Klan riders, for his act against racism. sadly they found his body on the ground with his head crushed.
After the passing of his father, Malcolm had to be moved from foster home to foster home because his mother got put in a mental hospital.
On the evening of February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where Malcolm X was about to deliver a speech, three gunmen rushed the stage and shot him 15 times.
At point blank range. Malcolm X was pronounced dead on arrival at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital shortly thereafter. He was only 39 years old when he died but he lived a good life, it was hard but worth it
Malcolm X was a hero in many ways, he saved people's live, he, he taught many things, most important he made a difference