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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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 11 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 Los Angeles on June 3, 1962 upon learning of a plane crash] The death of over 120 white people is a very beautiful thing. See more »

Trivia:

During his early adulthood, he and a close friend were both noted for their reddish brown hair which subsequently led to their both being called by the nickname "Red". In an attempt to distinguish these two men with identical nicknames, their associates prefaced the nickname "Red" with cities these two men had frequented. Subsequently, Malcolm X became known as "Detroit Red", and his friend - a ... See more »

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Star Sign:

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