I apologize for the tardiness of this post….it should have been posted yesterday but since I was caught up with massive doctors appointments I missed the posting deadline….
On this day, 20 May 1925, Malcolm X was born 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. Earl’s civil rights activism prompted death threats from the white supremacist organization Black Legion, forcing the family to relocate twice before Malcolm’s fourth birthday.
Regardless of the Little’s efforts to elude the Legion, in 1929 their Lansing, Michigan home was burned to the ground. Two years later, Earl’s body was found lying across the town’s trolley tracks.
Police ruled both incidents as accidents, but the Little’s were certain that members of the Black Legion were responsible. Louise suffered emotional breakdown several years after the death of her husband and was committed to a mental institution. Her children were split up amongst various foster homes and orphanages.
For the younger generations that have not found reading informative…there is a short cut…..
As an angry young man he joined the Nation of Islam….and anyone with half a brain could understand is hatred….but then things changed after his Hajj….
A few of Malcolm X most notable quotes…..https://www.malcolmx.com/quotes/
A man that most Americans know but do not know the man.
We need leaders like him again for today we have spineless self-absorbed slugs leading the country.
I read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”