Malcolm X - Research Article from Sixties in America Reference Library

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Tragic Childhood

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925. His father Earl, a Baptist minister, was a civil rights activist. Earl was a supporter of Marcus Garvey (1887–1940), who was then leading a "back to Africa" movement among African Americans. When Malcolm was six years old, Earl Little's lifeless body was discovered stretched across trolley tracks in Lansing, Michigan, where the family had settled. The authorities determined that Little's death was accidental, but the family believed he died at the hands of the Black Legion, a group like the Ku Klux Klan that terrorized black citizens. Louise Little, Malcolm's mother, was devastated by the loss and eventually had to be committed to a mental institution.

Young Malcolm was an excellent student. However, he became uninterested in his studies when a teacher discouraged him from thinking that he could become a lawyer. The sole reason...

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