Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska. In his early years, Malcolm experienced extreme racism, spent years in the foster system and served a sentence in jail for larceny and breaking and entering. While in jail Malcolm joined the Nation of Islam and after his release, he became the public face of the organization. He led countless demonstrations and spoke publicly, both nationally and internationally with a focus on empowering the African-American race. Records at the National Archives related to Malcolm X includes Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case files and recordings of his speeches and debates.
Classification 44 (Civil Rights) Case Files
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Moving Images Relating to US Domestic and International Activities, 1982-1999 National Archives Identifier 46890
|The Time Has Come ( NAID 53804)|
Research Memoranda, 1963 - 1999 National Archives Identifier 4778251
|M-480-1964 [Malcolm X Makes Bid for African Ties at Cairo Conference] ( NAID 7706208)|
Moving Images Relating to International Volunteer Activities, 1982-1995 National Archives Identifier 88527
|The Negro and the American Promise: With Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Minister Malcolm X ( NAID 88587)|