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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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 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 | 11 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

El-Hajj Malik Shabazz 'Malcolm X'

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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 »

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Had six daughters: Attallah (born 1958), Qubilah (born 1960), Ilyasah (born 1963), Gamilah (born 1964) and twins Malaak and Malikah (born 1965). See more »

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Horn-rimmed glasses

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Star Sign:

Taurus

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