Malcolm X

Malcolm X was a transformative figure during the Black Power Movement of the 1960s. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm X converted to Islam while serving a prison term for robbery.  After being paroled in 1952, X went on to become the most recognizable advocate for the Nation of Islam, a racially divisive sect of Islam that promoted Black self-determination. He broke from the NOI in 1964 after a rift with leader Elijah Muhammad. He later founded the more inclusive Organization of African Unity. He was assassinated in 1965, shot at close range while he prepared to address the OAU at Harlem's Audubon Ballroom.

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This Day in Black History: June 23, 1997

Educator and activist Betty Shabazz dies from injuries suffered in a fire set by her grandson.

Malcolm X Daughter Speaks on the 'African Holocaust'

Ilyasah Shabazz makes Juneteenth speech in New York City.

Commentary: An Appreciation of Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee had a brilliant career not only on the stage and in films, but in the civil rights movement.

Mike Tyson on Maya Angelou: 'She Enlightened Me'

Boxing legend fondly remembers beloved author visiting him in prison.

This Day in Black History: May 19, 1925

Religious leader and human rights activist Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska.

Malcolm X's Daughter Pens Children's Book About Her Father

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew to Become Malcolm X tells the story of his upbringing and parents' influence.
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