● Malcolm X:Malcom X was born Malcom Little May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. After much turmoil, his family moved to Milwaukee and then Michigan, until Malcolm moved to New York in 1943. While in prison for larceny, he joined the Nation of Islam, changing his name to Malcolm X. He became their public face, speaking of Black empowerment, while also sharing his indifference of the civil rights movement. During these years, X was under straight FBI surveillance, yet he never let up on his causes. In the 60s, he renounced the Nation after issues surfaced, all the while he was sent death threats. He was assassinated February 21, 1965 at age 39. The stories of his legacy live on in Black art, television, literature, and film.