Malcolm X’s Birth Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little. He was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Malcolm X’s Family On January 14 th Malcolm married Betty X. The couple had 6 daughters. Malcolm was 1 of 8 kids. His mother, Louis Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family's eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. -Malcolm X -Malcolm X
Malcolm X’s Young Adult Life In Boston, Little held a variety of jobs and found intermittent employment with the New Haven Railroad. Between 1943 and 1946, he drifted from city to city and job to job. He left Boston to live for a short time in Flint, Michigan. He moved to New York City in 1943. Living in Harlem, he became involved in drug dealing, gambling, racketeering, robbery, and steering prostitutes. According to biographer Bruce Perry, Little occasionally engaged in sex with other men, usually though not always for money. In a Michigan boarding house, he raised rent money by sleeping with a gay transvestite. Later, in New York, Little and some friends raised funds by being fellated by men at the YMCA where he lived. In Boston a man paid Little to undress him, sprinkle him with talcum powder, and bring him to orgasm. Perry notes that Little's motives appear to have been financial, but he could have earned money in other ways. New Haven RailroadFlint, MichiganHarlem drug dealinggamblingracketeeringrobberysteering prostitutes fellatedYMCANew Haven RailroadFlint, MichiganHarlem drug dealinggamblingracketeeringrobberysteering prostitutes fellatedYMCA
Malcolm X’s Accomplishments He was a civil rights leader and he was very powerful and accurate! He believed everyone should be treated the same. He has changed and influenced the people with his beliefs. He has changed the world's direction and shape. He would of done more to help more to take this racism to a complete stop but he died at the age of 39. He was shot 16 times.
The Black Man’s History This speech was made of December 1962. This speech was delivered before Malcolm left the Nation of Islam and accepted true Islam -- so his views in this speech do not reflect his own or those he held near the end of his life.
The Black Man’s Speech I might stop right here to point out that some of you may say, "I came up here to listen to some religion about Islam, but now all I hear you talk about is black." We don't separate our color from our religion. The white man doesn't. The white man never has separated Christianity from white, nor has he separated the white man from Christianity. When you hear the white man bragging, "I'm a Christian," he's bragging about being a white man. Then you have the Negro. When he is bragging about being a Christian, he's bragging that he's a white man, or he wants to be white, and usually those Negroes who brag like that, I think you have to agree, in their songs and the things they sing in church, they show that they have a greater desire to be white than anything else. My mother was a Christian and my father was a Christian and I used to hear them when I was a little child sing the song "Wash Me White As Snow." My father was a black man and my mother was a black woman, but yet the songs that they sang in their church were designed to fill their hearts with the desire to be white. So many people, especially our people, get resentful when they hear me say something like this. But rather than get resentful all they have to do is think back on many of the songs and much of the teachings and the doctrines that they were taught while they were going to church and they'll have to agree that it was all designed to make us look down on black and up at white.
What was Malcolm X’s Last Name? Norton Little Louis
What did Malcolm X want to achieve by making the “Black Man’s Speech”? Equality for both races Equality for both races To say hello to all black men To say hello to all black men To tell people he was black To tell people he was black