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1 Malcolm X

2 Early Life Born Malcolm Little
Born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19th, 1925 Mother: Louise Norton Little Father: Earl Little Earl was a Baptist minister, and avid supporter of Marcus Garvey.


4 Fathers Civil Rights Activism
His Activism started death threats from the black legion Forced the family to relocate twice In 1929, in Lansing, Michigan the Little's house was burned to the ground

5 Nation Of Islam

6 Nation Of Islam How it had first begun Nation Of Islam’s goal What they believed in

7 Malcolm X in the Nation of Islam
1946 Malcolm was convicted on burglary charges Malcolm Dropped out of college Malcolm started studying the teachings of Elijah Muhammad. Elijah Muhammad taught the white society and wanted to keep African Americans from reaching their goals in issues such as: Political Economic Social

8 Nation of Islam continued
Name change Some successful achievements Why Malcolm X was punished Unhappy Malcolm left the nation of Islam

9 More on his name change He said that Little was a slave name.
He chose “X” to signify his lost tribal name. In a interview he claimed his real last name was destroyed More on his name change Malcolm Little Malcolm in The Middle Malcolm X

10 Pilgrimage After the Nation Of Islam
He claimed the trip was life-altering He said he had met “Blond-haired, blue-eyed men I could call my brothers”


12 After the pilgrimage When he came back he had a new outlook on integration, and a new hope for the future When Malcolm spoke now, he not only preached for African Americans, he had a message for all races “I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”


14 Assassination

15 Assassination After repeated attempts on his life, Feb. 21st, 1965 Malcolm X was gunned down in Manhattan. They shot him 15 times! At close range At 39 years old Malcolm X was pronounced dead

16 Funeral

17 Legacy of “X” His ideas about community control, African liberation, and self pride became widespread His practices and ideas were the foundation of the Black Panther Party He Revolutionized the black mind, turning African Americans into proud blacks, and self confident African Americans

18 “Nobody can give you freedom
“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.” -Malcolm X

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