The Autobiography of Malcolm X Characters

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Amilah

Amilah (or Gamilah, as mentioned in Alex Haley's epilogue) was Malcolm X and Sister Betty's fourth daughter, born in 1964.

Attallah

Attallah was Malcolm X and Sister Betty's first daughter, born in 1958. She was named after Attilah the Hun, who sacked Rome.

Sister Clara

Sister Clara was married to Elijah Muhammad and was, according to Malcolm X, a "dark, good wife."

Earl

Earl was one of Malcolm's father's three children from a previous marriage. He lived in Boston. When he became an adult, he was a successful singer who went by the name Jimmy Carleton.

Elijah Karriem

See Elijah Muhammad

Reverend Earl (Early) Little

Earl Little was Malcolm's father, a Baptist preacher who also advocated the ' 'back-to-Africa" teachings of Marcus Garvey. He chose to do this kind of work because, according to Malcolm, he had seen three of his brothers killed by white men. A large man...

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