He was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His dad was a minister. Malcom was a smart student and focused until his techer told him that being a lawyer would not be good. So he dropped out of school and moved to Harlem New York and started to deal drugs. He also did petty crimes.
Jesse Jackson was born October 8, 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina. While an undergraduate Jackson became involved in the civil rights movement. In 1965, he went to Selma, Alabama to march with MLK Jr In the 1980s he became a leading national spokesman for African-Americans. After being appointed special envoy to Africa, he was awarded the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1. MLK Jr
2. Malcolm X
3. Jessie Jackson