Famous activist Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and was the fourth of seven children.
Who was Malcolm X mother?
Malcolm X mother’s name was Louise Helen Little. Louse, Malcolm X mother was born in Grenada.
Her husband, who was also Malcolm X father was Earl Little. Louise and her husband were admirers of famous Pan African Leader Marcus Garvey. While Louise was the secretary of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, her husband was the leader. Louise Little was charged with the responsible for sending news of the Local branch of the association to Negro World.
Louise and her family relocated to Milwaukee in 1926 due to threats from KU Klux Klan. When their son(Malcolm X) was only six, Louise husband died in what they said was a street car accident.
The family was said to be harassed by a white racist group.
Louise, Malcolm X mother received a life insurance benefits from her late husband death which was amounted to $1000.oo which was a $18.00 per month payment.
Another issuer of a large policy however refuse to pay the family. They argue that Earl Little, Malcolm X father died from suicide. Louise had to look for ways of keeping her children and so she had to rent part of her garden and made her sons to hunt game.
A man who had been dating Louise after her husbands death vanished without a word. This happened in 1937 after she became pregnant for the man.
Louise Little had a nervous breakdown and was admitted at the Kalamazoo state hospital in 1938.
Her children were separated and sent to foster homes. Her children were able to go for their mother after 24 years of separation.
But who is Malcolm X?
Malcolm X was an African American muslim Minister and human right activist.
Malcolm X was born on 19th May, 1925 as Malcolm Little and later as Malik el-Shabazz.
Malcolm X was the spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964. He also stood as an advocate for Black empowerment as well as the promotion of Islam within the Black community at the time.
Malcolm is said to have spent the greater part of his adolescence life living in a series of foster homes or relatives.
This was after the death of his father and the subsequent hospitalization of his mother.