Malcolm X was a powerful and passionate speaker who helped to raise awareness of the civil rights movement and the plight of African Americans. He was a tireless advocate for black rights and equality, and his speeches and writings inspired many people to join the fight for change.
Malcolm X was also a controversial figure, and his outspoken views on race and religion often divided opinion. However, there is no doubt that he was a key figure in the civil rights movement, and his legacy continues to inspire people today.
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925. His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist minister and an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Malcolm’s mother, Louise, was a homemaker. The family moved to Lansing, Michigan, in 1926 where Earl Little worked as a painter until his death from tuberculosis in 1929 when Malcolm was only four years old.
After their father died Louise struggled financially so she moved her family back to Omaha where they lived with her mother before moving again to Boston when Malcolm was 12 years old after receiving an inheritance from her brother’s estate which enabled them to live comfortably.