This post on Malcolm X is not intended to be a biography, but only something to highlight several important dates in this American hero and civil rights paragon.
Malcolm Little was born on May 18, 1925.
His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist lay speaker and his mother, Louise, were both active members of Marcus Garvey‘s Universal Negro Improvement Association.
Being Black and quiet in the American white world could still be dangerous. Being Black and outspoken in that world could be lethal. Their home was burned and later Earl was killed in questionable trolley car accident in 1931.