Malcolm X: Father Of The Civil Rights Movement

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Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925. His childhood was filled with racist violence of the civil rights movement. Malcolm’s father Earl Little was a Baptist minister and follower of the Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who stood for independent Black economic development and emigration to Africa. Due to the threats of the time, the family relocated to Lansing, Michigan where their house was burnt down by a white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan. This racist group was responsible for the death of Malcolm’s father leaving him on train tracks for dead. As a result of this, Malcolm's mother became mentally ill from the strain of raising eight children on her own. The children were removed and all sent to
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