Malcolm X

Born: 1925

Malcolm X, original name Malcolm Little, Muslim name el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was an African American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam who articulated concepts of race pride and Black nationalism in the early 1960s. After his assassination, the widespread distribution of his life story— The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)—made him an ideological hero, especially among Black youth. Source