Malcolm Little timeline

  • Malcolm X is born

    Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Earl and Louise Little (née Louisa Norton). His father was an outspoken Baptist lay... Read more

  • Malcolm Little changes surname to "X"

    In 1952, after his release from prison, Little visited Elijah Muhammad in Chicago, Illinois. Then, like many members of the Nation of Islam, he... Read more