Malcolm X

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Malcolm X
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Name
Malcolm X Gender: M
Malcolm Little
born on 19 May 1925 at 22:25 (= 10:25 PM )
Place Omaha, Nebraska, 41n16, 95w56
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°38' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°55'



Biography

American activist who came from humble roots to rise to a position of national prominence as a civil rights activist. As a youthful black rebel, he was convicted of burglary in 1946 and served prison time. In 1963, he formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU). He took the Moslem name of El-Hajji Malik El-Shabazz; however, he was suspended as a Muslim minister on 11/23/1963 and expelled from the Black Muslim group of the Nation of Islam. He promptly formed his own religious sect on 3/08/1964.

Malcolm’s father was a Baptist minister who belonged to the United Negro Improvement Association. This group advocated that blacks return to Africa because they could find no peace in America. The Ku Klux Klan harassed his father and their Omaha home was burned down. The family moved to Lansing, Michigan in 1929. In his autobiography, Malcolm recalled that his father gave rousing sermons - but beat his wife and children. He attributed this to his father's self-hatred, a result of brainwashing by whites.

Malcolm's dad died a violent death in 1931 and Malcolm attributed his death to the Klan, though the Perry biography presents evidence that Little's death was from an accident. At any event, the boy was left fatherless and State welfare workers soon began harassing Malcolm's mother, grief stricken over her husband's death. She suffered a breakdown and was institutionalized until 1963. Malcolm was separated from his siblings and lived in foster families where he learned to steal and fight but retained his personal ambitions. His English teacher discouraged him from trying to become a lawyer, saying he should learn to work with his hands instead.

After Malcolm went to live with his sister in Boston, he became a gambler and thief along with his work of shining shoes at the Roseland State Ballroom. He dealt bootleg liquor and illegal drugs and eventually landed in jail, being sentenced in 1946 to ten years for burglary.

While in prison, Malcolm was introduced to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. The group believed in the racial superiority of blacks and emphasized scrupulous personal habits, including cleanliness and perfect grooming. It forbade smoking, drinking, and eating pork along with other Muslim dietary restrictions.

Out of prison in 1952, Malcolm went to work for Elijah Muhammad and was soon named assistant minister to Muslim Temple No. One in Detroit. He spent nine years in the movement and became a national minister, the voice of the Nation of Islam. Although they shared the same goals, he had major philosophical differences with the Rev. Martin Luther King.

He also began to question the Nation of Islam ideals. His conflict with Elijah Muhammad in 1963 made headlines. When Malcolm discovered Muhammad was guilty of adultery, which was forbidden by the Nation of Islam, he was appalled at the leader's hypocrisy. He left the group in 1964 to form his own group, Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. He regularly received death threats and his home was firebombed on 2/14/1965. His wife and four daughters were unharmed but his house was destroyed. A week later, he was publicly assassinated while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem NY by three members of the Nation of Islam, on 21 February 1965.

The trial began on 1/21/1966 of the three defendants who were convicted on 3/11/1966. Later evidence was presented that caused doubt that the correct perpetrators had been caught.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death of Father 28 September 1931 at 11:50 PM in East Lansing (killed by a streetcar, likely murdered by white supremacists)
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  • Family trauma 9 January 1939 in Lansing (mother declared legally insane, committed to asylum; children placed in foster care)
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  • Financial Crime Perpetration 1946 (Convicted of burglary, inprisoned)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 23 November 1963 (Suspended as Muslim minister)
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  • Social : Joined group 8 March 1964 (Formed his own religious sect)
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  • Financial : Lose significant money 14 February 1965 (House burned down by fire bomb)
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  • Death by Homicide 21 February 1965 at 3:30 PM in Harlem (New York County) (Assassinated, age 39. Declared dead at 3:30 pm)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 21 January 1966 (Trial began of his killers)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 11 March 1966 (Killers convicted, imprisoned)
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Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X."

Biography, "Bruce Perry, "Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America." In May 2006 PT printed a copy of the birth certificate confirming the data. Sy Scholfield had discovered the b/c online at http://www.brothermalcolm.net/2002/omaha/birthplace.htm

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (No pork, no smoking or drinking)
  • Traits : Personality : Fiery (Rebel, leader)
  • Family : Childhood : Abuse - Physical/ Verbal (Beaten by both parents)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Dad killed; mom nervous breakdown)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth child)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Lived with foster families)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Property damage (House burned down by fire bomb)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Inprisoned on burglary charges)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Convicted of burglary)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Raised Baptist; became Muslim)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Assassinated)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Muslim minister)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Black Muslim leader)

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