Malcolm Little Research Paper

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1925
• (May 19) Born as Malcolm Little in University Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.

1931
• Enrolled in Pleasant Grove Elementary School (kindergarten).
• Malcolm's father, Earl Little, is run over by a streetcar and is killed.

1939
• Malcolm's mother, Louise Little, is committed to the State Mental Hospital in Kalamazoo, consequently placing Malcolm in a juvenile home.
• He tells a teacher that his goal is to one day become a lawyer, the teacher recommends becoming a carpenter instead, as being a lawyer is not a realistic goal for a "nigger."
• Enrolls in Mason High School in Mason, Michigan.

1940
• Lives in various foster homes.
• Goes to Boston to visit his half-sister, Ella Collins, notices her strong and independent character.

1941
• Moves …show more content…

1944
• Indicted for larceny, he goes back to Boston, given a three month suspended sentence and one year on probation.

1945
• Returns to Harlem, New York.

1946
• Convicted of larceny, breaking and entering, and carrying a weapon. Malcolm is sentenced to eight to ten years in prison. He starts to serve the term in Charlestown Prison.
• Here he begins reading as many books as possible and educating himself.

1947
• Transferred to Concord Reformatory for fifteen months.
• Influenced by some family members and impressed by letters from Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm converts to the Nation of Islam (not to be confused with actual Islam).

1952
• Malcolm is released from prison after six years (instead of eight to ten) and meets Elijah Muhammad in Chicago. It is here that he receives the legendary 'X' from the Nation of Islam

1953
• The FBI opens a surveillance file on Malcolm.
• He moves to Chicago to live with Elijah Muhammad.
• Becomes the Minister of the Nation of Islam's Temple Number Eleven, located in Boston.

1958
• Attracted to Betty Sanders, a nurse, he marries her in January.
• Their first child, daughter Attallah, is born in November

1959
• Travels to United Arab Republic, Sudan, and

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