by: Todd Sumner
Did you know: When Malcolm X was young he wanted to be a lawyer. When he told this to his teacher his teacher said, "One of life's first needs is for us to be realistic."
Even though this person was seen as fiery and violent compared to the other civil rights leaders at the time like Martin Luther King Jr. he left a great legacy. He helped blacks cast away slavery through his speeches and his efforts are seen today. He was assassinated before a speech on February 21, 1965 he was shot at point blank range by three gunman that rushed the stage.