Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Painting by Chris Dale of Malcolm X wearing a seersucker suit.
Constant striving for racial justice with honour.

Malcolm X 1925–1965 was a human rights activist during the civil rights movement. Grew up in foster homes or relatives after his father’s death and mother’s hospitalization. Went to prison in 1946 for breaking and entering. In prison, he found Nation of Islam. After parole in 1952 he advocated for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam, became influential leaders.

In the 1960s, Malcolm X began to grow disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and throughout 1964 was repeatedly sent death threats. 1965 was assassinated, it is still unclear as to all the parties involved.

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