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Malcolm X

Minister
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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Residence: North Omaha, Nebraska
BirthDay: 19 May 1925
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: February 21, 1965
BIOGRAPHY

Malcolm X was bornon 19 May 1925 in North Omaha, Nebraska, African, American, is Minister. Often considered as one of the most significant leaders of African-American Muslim citizens, Malcolm X did his part to inspire many blacks across the United States, to strive for personal freedom. His inspiration came when, in his childhood, his father was seemingly killed by whites, and Malcolm was left an orphan. Also, as a kid, his teachers showed no confidence in him despite his exceptional academic performance. His dream of becoming a lawyer was shattered when it was suggested that carpentry would be a better profession for a black. Initially inspired by his stepsister Ella, he found himself employment, but soon took to unfair means of earning money. During his term at the prison, he was introduced to the tenets preached by the religious organization, 'Nation of Islam'. He was highly motivated by the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, proceeding to spread the same message to others. He soon became famous, but was also often the subject of scrutiny for controversial comments. It was only after leaving the 'Nation of Islam' that he worked hard to attain unity, and gained popularity. He also earned his share of enemies, who eventually assassinated him during one of his public addresses. Even today, this activist is held in high regard by some of the most distinguished human rights leaders

TIMELINE
1965

Upon leaving the 'Nation of Islam', the activist received several threats to his life, and was finally assassinated on February 21, 1965, during a speech at the 'Audubon Ballroom' in Manhattan

1964

In 1964, Malcolm founded the 'Organization of Afro-American Unity' with the goal of promoting human rights for African-Americans, and bringing about cooperation between Africans across the United States

1958

Malcolm got married to Sanders, who is also known as Betty X, in 1958

1955

Malcolm met Betty Sanders in 1955, during his lectures at the 'Nation of Islam' meetings

1937

During 1937-38, Malcolm's mother, Louise, suffered from depression after being cheated on by a new boyfriend who had left her pregnant

1926

Because of the volatile black-white conflict in the region, the family soon shifted to Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee, in 1926

1925

Malcolm Little was born to Earl, a local political leader, belonging to the 'Universal Negro Improvement Association' ('UNIA'), and his wife, Louise Helen, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, on May 19, 1925

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