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X Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19, 1925 where he was the fourth of seven children born from Earl and Louise Little (Timeline). Malcolm's father was a baptist speaker as well as the local leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). This was a big influence in X's life. Malcolm never forgot his black pride values that he learned from his father and other UNIA leaders. Due to the death of three of Earl Little's brothers being killed by white men and constant threats from the KKK, Little relocated his family in 1926 to Wisconsin and Michigan. In 1929 their house in Lansing, Michigan was burned down and in '31 Earl Little was “accidentally” struck by a car and killed (Timeline). Although Malcolm Little was one of the best students in his junior high class his eighth grade teacher told him that his dream of being a lawyer were “ no realistic goal for a nigger.” Of course he would laugh about this later in his career (X). After living with a series of white foster he eventually moved in with his older half-sister Ella Collins in Boston. In 1943 he moved to Harlem and…show more content…
He stated that white people were inferior to black and the demise of the white people was necessary. He proposed a separate nation for blacks until they could return to Africa (X). He also rejected the nonviolent civil rights movement and stated that African Americans should protect themselves with any means necessary (X). Civil rights organizations denounced X and the Nation of Islam as very irresponsible extremists, but he described the civil rights leaders as stooges for the white establishment and that Martin Luther King Jr. was a “chump.” And he called the March on Washington a total farce. However when he commented on the Kennedy assassination the Nation of Islam prohibited him from speaking publicly for ninety days

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