An older man who takes Malcolm under his wing and teaches him how to make a living running numbers, an early (and illegal) form of the contemporary Lottery system.
Although this character never appears in the story, he is often referred to as the head of the Black Muslim Movement, the Nation of Islam.
One of Malcolm's first loves. She is a young black woman living in Boston, who in the beginning of the script represents innocence. Malcolm thinks she is too young and inexperienced for him.
Also known as the Honorable Messenger, a leader in the black Muslim community.
Malcolm X's father. He is a preacher living in the rural South. He preaches the philosophy of Marcus Garvey, a nationalist who believed that all African Americans should move back to Africa and create a new nation.
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