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Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam.

Historical Facts

  • In 1946, he was arrested for burglary and spent 6 years in prison. He participated in the prison debate team, which competed against teams from Harvard and MIT.
  • Less than 2 years after he was paroled from prison, Malcolm X as named the minister at the Nation of Islam's Temple Number 11 Boston mosque. Later, he would also become the minister to Temple Number 12 in Philadephia and Temple Number 7 in New York.
  • In the 1960s, Malcolm X participated in numerous debates and became one of the most sought after speaker in the United States.

Racism isn’t just a black and white problem. It’s brought bloodbaths to every nation on earth at one time or another.

Malcolm X