A Brief Biography of Malcolm X

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Malcolm Little was born to Louise Little and Earl Little. Little did they know that their son would change the future for African-Americans. Malcolm had a rough childhood due to the fact that he lived during the time of racism between African-Americans and Caucasians. Malcolm was treated a little different, because the color of his skin. Malcolm was lighter than his other siblings. Malcolm was treated badly by African-Americans, because they thought he was bi-racial. His farther also showed a difference between Malcolm and his siblings, because of his skin color. His mother treated the darker children better than Malcolm, because she had light colored skin like Malcolm. She would tell Malcolm to stand in the sun and get darker. His family had to moved several times, because of threats made by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm and his family were living in an all white neighborhood in Michigan, their house was burned down. Malcolm’s father shot at the Klansmen three times with a pistol. The firemen and policemen would not help the Little family, instead they stood on the curb and watched the house burn. His father was questioned by the police about the gun he had used to shoot at the Klansmen with. The police came into the Little’s house without asking looking for the pistol, but didn’t find it. His father had hid it in a pillow and sewed it up. Malcolm’s father had to ask friends for clothes to…

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