Malcolm X History Timeline

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<BR>MALCOLM X <br> <br> <br>Malcolm X Timeline <br>May 19, 1925 - Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska <br>1940 - Drops out of school at age 15 <br>1946 - Convicted of burglary and sent to prison <br>1949 - 1951 - Studies the Nation of Islam <br>1952 - Leaves prison, dedicates himself to Nation of Islam, changes name to Malcolm X <br>Jan. 14, 1958 - Marries Betty X <br>Dec. 4, 1963 - Suspended from the Nation of Islam <br>March 1964 - Leaves Nation of Islam, starts the Muslim Mosque, Inc. <br>Apr. 22, 1964 - Makes his Hajj (holy pilgrimage) and becomes El-Hajj Malik al-Shabazz <br>Jun. 28, 1964 - Forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity <br>Jul. 17, 1964 - Speaks at the Organization of African Unity in Cairo <br>Aug. 13, 1964 - U.S. State and Justice Departments take notice of his influence on African leaders at the U.N. <br>Feb 21, 1965 - Al Hajj Malik assassinated in New York <br> <br> Malcolm X was probably one of the most controversial elements in the civil rights movement. Malcolm X had become a member of the Nation of Islam in his earlier years. The Islamic faith borrows basic ideas from the orthodox teachings of Islam and combines them with the very racist views regarding whites taught…show more content…
He changed the Nation of Islam “X” in his name to an orthodox name. Malcolm X was no more; his new name was Malik El-Shabazz. Malcolm changing his name was probably the one that that most symbolized his breaking away from the Nation of Islam. Malik now felt that he could practice his own newfound philosophy. Mr. El-Shabazz created his own organization called Muslim Mosque Inc., which was a group that was totally free of the old Nation of Islam’s ideas. This group was trying to find black unity in America. Unlike before, Malik wanted whites to join his newly founded organization. This was something that would have never been considered in the Nation of

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