Malcolm was born on 19 May 1925 in Omaha & died on 21 February 1965.
When he was 14 his father died, and his mother was admitted to a psychiatric because of madness. This caused that she couldn't keep custody of her children. After living in various shelters, Malcolm was involved in the underworld of Boston & NY & in 1945 he was imprisoned, he was sentenced with 10 years. In prison, he became a member of the Nation of Islam. After his parole in 1952, became a leader of the Nation and a minister.
In 1958, Malcolm X married Betty Shabazz in Lansing (Michigan). They were friends for a year, although Betty suspected that he was interested in marriage. One day Malcolm called her and asked her to marry him. The couple had six children. Their names are Attallah, born in 1958, Quiblah, born in 1960, Ilyasah, born in 1962, Gamilah Lumumba, born in 1964 and Malaak and Malikah twins, born in 1965.
Malcolm was assassinated while giving a speech. A man pulled out a pistol and shot, along with 2 other persons, a total of 16 shots that ended his life. Thomas Hagan, the assassain, was arrested at the time. Witnesses identified two more suspects, Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson, also members of the Nation of Islam
… Hayer at first denied involvement, but during the trial, confessed to shooting Malcolm X, and said that Butler and Johnson were not present and not involved in the murder. He refused to name the men who had joined him in the shooting.
It was very large funeral, attended by between 14,000 and 30,000 people. The funeral was held on 17 February at the temple of faith in the Church of God in Cristo. There were different reactions, some people described him as "the shining prince." Malcolm was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.
He was a unique man, a defender of the blacks and the equality among races.