Malcolm (Little) X
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Malcolm (Little) X (1925 - 1965)

Malcolm "el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz" X formerly Little
Born in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1958 (to 21 Feb 1965) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)]
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Malcolm X (b. 19 May 1925 Omaha, NE - 21 Feb 1965 NYC, NY), was a major figure of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. [1][2] He published his own autobiography in 1965. Co-authored by Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, is considered to be one of the most influential works of the 20th century.[3]


Malcolm X, was named Malcolm Little at birth. His parents were:

  • Earl Little (b. est. 1891 Georgia, USA).[4][5]
  • and Louise Norton Little (b. est. 1898 Grenada West Indies).[4]


In 1958 Malcom married Betty Shabazz (Sanders).


They had six (6) daughters, including identical twh

  • Qubilah (b.1960)
  • Ilyasah (b.1962)
  • Gamilah Lumumba (b.1964)
  • (twins) Malikah and Malaak (b. 30 Sep 1965)


  • 1930: Lansing, MI.[2]
  • 1940: Mason City, MI.[2]


Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City on 21 February 1965. He was buried at Ferncliff cemetery in Greenburgh, NY.[6]


In 1992 Malcolm was depicted in a biopic by the actor Denzel Washington in the film Malcolm X.[7]


  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 FS CENSI PHOTO SCANS:
    1. US Census 1930," accessed 18 Dec 2017), Malcolm Little in household of Earl Little, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; enumeration district (ED) ED 50, sheet 31B, line 64, family 774, NARA microfilm T626 (DC: NARA, 2002), roll 991; FHL microfilm 2,340,726.[1]
    2. US Census 1940," FamilySearch: accessed 25 June 2015), Malcolm Little in household of E Lois Swerlein, Mason, Mason City, Ingham, Michigan; enumeration district (ED) 33-79, sheet 5A, family 117, NARA T627 (DC: NARA, 2012), roll 1763.
  3. Wikipedia: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    Sullivan, M. (2019, March 9). The Explosive Chapter Left Out of Malcolm X’s Autobiography. Web.
  4. 4.0 4.1 US 1940 Census
  5. Asserts that Earl Little was harrassed by the Black Legion, prior to his murder.
    "Nebraska SP Malcolm X House Site," p. 3 of 47. National Archives, USA. Digital image.
  6. Wikipedia: Malcolm X
    Find A Grave: Memorial #1134
    Wikipedia: Ferncliff Cemetery
  7. Wikipedia: Malcolm X (1992 film)

See Also...

  • "Malcolm X: Record Group 65: Federal Bureau of Investigation," in African American Heritage. National Archives. Web.
  • Leon, F. (2020). Reimagining Blackness: Remembering the Fullness of Malcolm X's Revolutionary Life. The Root. Web.
  • "Nebraska SP Malcolm X House Site." National Archives, USA. Web.

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