WEB POSTED 03-10-2000
Commemorative of The Nation of Islam in North America
Malcolm X: Muhammad makes a giant
X (1925-1965) enrolled in the Nation of Islam in 1947 while an inmate in
jail and later rose to become national spokesman of the Honorable Elijah
father was a “Garveyite Baptist preacher” and his family later moved
from Nebraska to Michigan.
After the assassination by whites of his father in Lansing, his
mother took ill and the children were placed in foster-care.
Subsequently, he moved in with relatives in Boston and later
moved on to New York City where entered a life of crime, ending up in
jail in 1946.
his release from jail he quickly rose in the ranks of the Nation of
Islam, serving as minister in Philadelphia and New York City in 1954.
God Allah has appeared in our midst and raised from among us a reformer
in the person of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, the Messenger with a
message for us. His work among us has already produced results
unequaled in history,” Malcolm X wrote in the preface of the 1957
1955, he and the believers helped recruit Louis Eugene Walcott (now
Louis Farrakhan), a popular entertainer, to enroll in the Nation of
Dec.1963, in a speech in New York City, he denounced the recently
assassinated President John F. Kennedy, disobeying an order from the
Hon. Elijah Muhammad not to discuss the situation.
By March 1964, Malcolm X announced his separation from the Nation
of Islam. His separation from the Nation of Islam, he later admitted,
was based on his misunderstanding of the personal life of the Honorable
Feb. 21, 1965, in New York’s Audubon Ballroom, he was assassinated
amidst a plot monitored and encouraged by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency to counter the rise of
Black leadership in hopes of destroying both Malcolm X and the Nation of
Islam in one act, analysts believe.
1958 he married the then Betty X Sanders (1934-1997) and had 6
daughters, Attilah, Qubilah, Ilyasa, Malaak, Malikah and Gamilah.
Posthumously, Grove Press, Inc. published his book in 1965, “The
Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley.”
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