Malcolm Little was born to Louise Norton Little and Earl Little. Malcolm's father Earl Little was a Baptist Minister and outspoken advocate of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.
Malcolm's father is found dead
Malcolm's father, Earl Little, is run over by a streetcar and is killed.
Malolm enrolled in West Junior High School, in Lansing.
Not exact date.
Malcolm's mother goes to mental
She is checked into mental instuitution due to her depression over her husband's death. The children are split up into various foster homes. No exact date.
Malcolm moves to Boston to live with his half-sister Ella
Malcolm gets caught up in the underground illegal drug trade in Boston. No exact date
Malcolm moves to New York, specifically Harlem.
Involved in various criminal activities and was declared unfit for military service on account of mental problems (claims to have been acting insane on purpose to avoid the draft). No exact date
Malcom Indicted for Larceny
After indiction he goes back to Boston, given a three month suspended sentence and one year on probation.Not exact date
Returns to Harlem, New York.
Not exact date
Malcolm X is arrested
Convicted of larceny, breaking and entering, and carrying a weapon. Malcolm is sentenced to eight to ten years in prison. He starts to serve the term in Charlestown Prison. In prison he reads and educates himself.
Transferred to Concord Reformatory for fifteen months.
Here Influenced by some family members and impressed by letters from Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm converts to the Nation of Islam (not to be confused with actual Islam). Not exact date.
Transferred to Norfolk Prison Colony, Massachusetts
In this prison there is a great library where Malcolm focuses his studies even further. Not exact date
Malcolm is Released from Prison
Malcolm is released from prison after six years (instead of eight to ten) and meets Elijah Muhammad in Chicago. It is here that he receives the legendary 'X' from the Nation of Islam and changes his surname to X.
Malcolm moves to Chicago to live with Elijah Muhammad.
The FBI opens a surveillance file on Malcolm. He becomes the Minister of the Nation of Islam's Temple Number Eleven, located in Boston. Not exact date
Becomes the Minister of Temple Number Twelve
Located in Philadelphia and here he first hears rumors of Elijah Muhammad's adultery. Not exact date.
Malcolm X marries Betty Sanders
Their first child, daughter Attallah, is born in November.
Travels to United Arab Republic, Sudan, and Nigeria.
As an ambassador for the Nation of Islam, he travels to the Middle East and Ghana. Not exact date.
Meets with Fidel Castro
Meets with Fidel Castro for half and hour in Hotel Theresa, Harlem. Not exact date.
Discovers that Elijah Muhammad is an adulterer.
Not exact date.
Malcolm suspended from representing the Nation of Islam
Because of his "Chickens Come Home to Roost" speech about the assassination of Kennedy, he is suspended from representing the Nation of Islam. Not exact date.
Malcolm X announces his break from the Nation of Islam
After his break he travels to Makkah and Africa as Malik El-Shabazz.In Makkah, seeing the beauty of the unity of humanity, he embraces true Islam and his views on whites. He forms the Organization for Afro-American Unity and Muslim Mosque, Inc.
Malcolm X meets with Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X met Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C., after a press conference. This would be the only time the two men ever met.
Malcolm is attacked
House is firebombed in the early morning of the 14th day of February.
Malcolm X is assasinated
February 21) Right after beginning an address at the Audubon Ballroom, at 3:10 pm, he is shot several times...he is pronounced dead on arrival at Vanderbilt Clinic, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.