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Malcolm X (1925–1965)


Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, one of seven 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 attempted opening a store while continuing his preaching. But a group of white ... See full bio »

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Malcolm X Writer
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(2005)
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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).

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

El-Hajj Malik Shabazz 'Malcolm X'

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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[on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy] President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon. Being an old farm boy myself, chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad; they've always make me glad. See more »

Trivia:

His adapted 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 this as well. See more »

Nickname:

Detroit Red

Star Sign:

Taurus

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