Malcolm X


Born
in Omaha, Nebraska, The United States
May 19, 1925

Died
February 21, 1965

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Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little), also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam.

After leaving the Nation of Islam in 1964, he made the pilgrimage, the Hajj, to Mecca and became a Sunni Muslim. He also founded the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Less than a year later, he was assassinated in Washington Heights on the first day of National Brotherhood Week.

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley wrote, "Malcolm X has been called many things: Pan-Africanist, father of Black Power, religious fanatic, closet conservative, incipient socialist, and a menace to society. The meaning of his public life — his politics and ideology — is contested in part because
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Malcolm X on Afro-American ...

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The End of White World Supr...

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Malcolm X Talks to Young Pe...

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Malcolm X: Speeches at Harvard

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“You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”
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