He has been called one of the most influential African Americans in history from the early1950s till the early 1960s.
He was also founder of the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Malcolm supported using violence against whits because it was considered self defense. He says "White man can't help being white. We have to give the man a chance."
He is assassinated February 21, 1965 ( age 39 ) in New York City, New York, U.S when preparing to address the Organization of Afro- American Unity.