Malcolm X

Top 10 Facts

#10 Famous Quote

“One of the most famous quotes of Malcolm X was, “Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.”

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#9 The Journal

Malcolm was the founder and editor of an “influential black journal called “Muhammad Speaks.’ He advocated black power instead of integration and racial equality.”

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#8 His Assassination

Leaving the Nation of Islam created “ jealously and rivalry within the organization” and as a result he was assassinated by 3 members of the Nation of Islam in 1965

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#7 Leaving the Nation of Islam

Malcolm discovered that his own follower, Muhammad, was against some of his teachings and he had left the Nation of Islam in 1964

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#6 Discouraging School

When he was in school his teacher had asked what Malcolm wanted to be, he had said a lawyer and the teacher responded by "One of life's first needs is for us to be realistic ... you need to think of something you can be ... why don't you plan on carpentry?" Malcolm had dropped out age 15 because he saw no hope for a black kid and education.

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#5 Mother and Foster

Malcolm’s family were frequently harassed by the KKK because of his father’s work as a civil rights activist. When they finally moved from Omaha to East Landing, Michigan a racial mob had burned down their house and when they discovered his father was murdered, his mother was moved to an insane house, that’s when Malcolm was moved into a foster home.

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#4 Because of Their Ancestors

1. Malcolm X believed that because their unpaid labor of the African ancestors, blacks should be paid reparations.

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#3 Why Change and The Meaning of His Name

1. The X represents the “unknown” and used by the Black Muslims to symbolize the original and unknown last name of their African slave ancestor

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#2 The Killing of His Father

1. Earl Little, Malcolm’s Father, was murdered by the KKK and the life insurance he purchased before he was murdered he did “not receive the money because the authorities stated that his death because of suicide.”

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#1 Different Names

Malcolm changed his last name to X because he didn't want to keep a slave owner’s name and was usually called Big Red or Detroit Red , because he had reddish hair and also changed it to “El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz” when he found the Islamic tradition

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