Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) life

  • Birth of Malcolm X

    Birth of Malcolm X
    Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family's eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.
  • Louise Getting told she was ment

    Louise Getting told she was ment
    His mother Louise Little did everything she could to take care of 6 children and herself. Eventually the stress got to her and in 1939 she was declared insane. Her children were placed in several foster homes. The same year Malcolm's teacher asked him what he would like to be.
  • Louise getting told she is mentally unstable

    Louise getting told she is mentally unstable
    His answer was, a lawyer. The teacher, who had encouraged the white students on their career choices, told Malcolm, that's no realistic goal for an African American.Malcolm, a good student, quickly became fed up. He was placed in a detention home and then dropped out of school, having finished only the eighth grade.
  • Malcolms arrest

    Malcolms arrest
    On January 12,1946 malcolm was picking up a watch from a jewelry repair store.The shop owner called the police and said the watch was to expensive for the average Roxbury resident.Malcolm told the police he had a gun and he surrender so police would treat him more leniently. He was charged with carrying firearms,larceny and breaking and entering, and eventually sentenced to eight to ten years in Massachusetts State Prison.
  • Earl little's death

    Earl little's death
    Earl little was killed by a white supremacists.
  • When He got famous

    When He got famous
    he first became known by the public after the police beating of a Nation of Islam member named Malcolm X first came to the attention of the general public after the police beating of a Nation of Islam member named Johnson Hinton
  • He gets married

    He gets married
    he marries betty sanders she was a nurse and their first daughter Attallah is born in November.
  • His death

    His death
    Malcolm was shot and killed, as he delivered his speech in Manhattan's Ballroom. He was only 39 years old He was assassinated by unanimous members of the Nation of Islam while his wife and kids sat in the front row and watched him get gunned down.The autopsy report said there were 21 gun shot wounds, 10 by a shotgun, the other 11 by two men and one with semi-auto handguns. The gunmen were later identified as Thomas Hagan, Norman Butler and Thomas Johnson.