Fight For Our Rights
In December 1954, Malcolm became the minister at of the NOI's Boston mosque in Temple NO.11 and the following year he became the mister at temple NO. 12 in Philadelphia. Beginning in the 1960s, Malcolm X was invited to participate in numerous debates, including forums on radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington. He was also invited to universities, such as, Harvard Law School, Howard University, Columbia University. In 1963, the New York Times reported that Malcolm X was the second most sought after speaker in the United States. On June 29 1963, Malcolm X lead the Unity Rally in Harlem.
When you hear the name Malcolm X you know that it sounds strange. His birth name is Malcolm Little. In his early years, he always called Big Red or Detroit Red. However, he then changed his name into El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz or Malcolm X.
Malcolm X was killed giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom. His assassination occurred February 21, 1965 in Manhattan. Today you can see that the Audubon Ballroom is named as Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.
Malcolm was a firm believer in fighting back. He was not violent through hatred but through the thought of 'If you are going to attack us, we shall fight back'. Peaceful protest as Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. demonstrated where not of his strategies.