Malcolm X

About Malcolm's Childhood

Malcom Little (Malcom X) was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His father, Earl Little, was a supporter of Black Nationalist. The organization prompted death threats toward the white organization, Black Legion. This caused the Littles to move twice before Malcolm was 4. Despite their attempts to escape the Black Legion, Malocolm's home in Lansing, Michigan was burnt down. Two years later, Earl Little's body was found laying across the town's trolley tracks.