Created By: Kiersten Bartlett

Malcolm's Life

  • Born; May 19, 1925
  • Died; February 21, 1965
  • Born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Assassinated: February 21, 1965, New York City, NY
  • Spouse: Betty Shabazz (m. 1958–1965)


  • Malcolm's dad was slain by the Klan-like Black Legionaries
  • Malcolm dropped out after 8th grade
  • Malcolm was in jail for 6 years for burglary
  • He was a Muslim
  • He was assassinated


  • In December 1953, just a bit more than a year after he was paroled from prison, Malcolm became the minister at the NOI’s Boston mosque, Temple No. 11. The following year he also became the minister at Temple No. 12 in Philadelphia and Temple No. 7 in New York.
  • In 1957, Malcolm found the NOI newspaper, Muhammad Speaks.
  • Beginning in the 1960s, Malcolm was invited to participate in numerous debates, including


  • Malcolm X was a good speaker
  • Open minded
  • Activism
  • His religion changed him to better

Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party, founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, was based on ideas such as black nationalism and a staunch belief in the necessity of violence and armed self-defense in order to obtain freedom from white oppression – ideas which are strongly associated with Malcolm X’s life work.