Malcolm X

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“If you are not willing to pay the price for freedom, you don't deserve freedom.” -- Malcolm X Malcolm Little ( known as Malcolm X) was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm Little was the fourth born child out of eight children. Malcolm’s mother's name was Louise Little who worked as a homemaker. Louise was a wife to Earl Little (Malcolm Little’s father) who was an active preacher and a proud supporter of a black nationalist named Marcus Gravy. Earl Little was so intrigued by Marcus Gravy’s work, power, and stance, that Earl himself became a member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Because of Earl’s frequent and lively activism and involvement with the liberation of african americans in America, his family was often exposed to harsh prejudices and racisms - even to the extent of the Little family being exposed to harassments, threats, and targets from the Klu Klux Klan on several occasions. When the Klu Klux Klan had vandalized the families household on different days, Earl Little had decided to take the “flight” option on several different occasions. Earl and his family had moved from their households in; Omaha, Milwaukee, and Wisconsin, until they finally settled down in a quiet area in East Lansing, Michigan in 1929. The family had built a new home after their other homes were vandalized, or destroyed and thought that by residing in a quiet area in Lansing, Michigan that they could cloak themselves from the eyesight of the Klu Klux Klan or

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