Malcolm X's Nation Of Islam (NOI)

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While in prison Malcolm spent a majority of his time reading and becoming knowledged in law and other “forensic skills” (Epps). During this time he is frequently visited by his siblings, who had recently converted to the religion of Islam, his brother Reginald was part of the Nation of Islam (NOI)(“Biography”). NOI was a select group of black Muslims who believe in black pride and that to get equality and freedom they must establish their own state, completely separate from the white Americans. While in Prison Malcolm converts to the religion of Islam and joins NOI and shortly before his early release (A & E) changes his last name to X believing that his surname Little was his “slave” name (History.comStaff).

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