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Malcolm X Biography

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

Malcolm X was effectively orphaned early in life. His father was killed when he was six and his mother was placed in a mental hospital when he was thirteen, after which he lived in a series of foster homes.

In 1946, at age 20, he went to prison for larceny and breaking and entering. While in prison he became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952 quickly rose to become one of its leaders. For a dozen years he was the public face of the controversial group; in keeping with the Nation's teachings he espoused black supremacy, advocated the separation of black and white Americans and scoffed at the civil rights movement's emphasis on integration. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Malcolm X
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Human rights activist, Minister
Ethnicity:
African American, Scottish American, Grenadian Ameri
Religion:
Islam, Sunni Islam, Nation of Islam
Date of Birth:
May 19, 1925
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
February 21, 1965
Age at Death:
39
Cause of Death:
Assassination, Ballistic trauma
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