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Malcolm X (1925–1965)

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, one of eight children. His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist preacher who supported Marcus Garvey's Back to Africa movement. When Malcolm was four, the family moved to Lansing, Michigan, where Earl tried opening a store while continuing his preaching. But a group of white ... See full bio »

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 1992 Malcolm X (book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X")
 1972 Malcolm X (Documentary) (book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X")
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Other Works:

CD album: Voice from 1960s speech on a track of "Supreme Clientel" by Ghostface (2001).

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8 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

El-Hajj Malik Shabazz 'Malcolm X'

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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[Speech in New York City on December 12, 1964] I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment. See more »

Trivia:

His adopted surname, "X", was in reference to his ancestor's original African surname, which he felt his ancestors had been robbed of by being forced into slavery, and, therefore, by extension, he had been robbed of it as well. See more »

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Horn-rimmed glasses

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Detroit Red See more »

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