Malcolm X - Research Article from Activists, Rebels and Reformers

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Early exposure to violence

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Nebraska in 1925. His father, a Baptist preacher named Earl Little, was a follower of Marcus Garvey (1887–1940; Jamaican black nationalist leader who advocated that all black people return to Africa). When Malcolm was four years old, his home was set on fire by Ku Klux Klan members. (The Ku Klux Klan is a white supremacist organization known for its intimidation and acts of violence against African Americans and members of other racial, ethnic, and religious minorities.) After that attack, the Little family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and then to Lansing, Michigan. Shortly thereafter, when Malcolm was six years old, his father was killed. The suspects were members of a white supremacist group called the Black Legion.

A difficult youth

Malcolm’s mother, living in poverty and suffering from a mental breakdown, was unable to support her...

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