Malcolm Little, known as Malcolm X, was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Neb. After a complicated childhood, he became a minister and national spokesman for the Nation of Islam. After years of speaking on behalf of the Nation of Islam there was a falling out with the group, but continued to raise awareness for civil rights. He was assassinated while speaking, Feb 21, 1965 in Manhattan after being shot 15 times.
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