Malcolm and Betty had six children together.
Malcolm X was good friends with Ossie Davis, who delivered Malcolm X's eulogy.
Malcolm, when he was younger, bleached his hair until it reached a reddish-brown colour.
Before Malcolm X became Islamic, his nicknames were Big Red and Detroit Red.
In the 1960s, the FBI first began surveillancing Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam because of the growing membership and racial tensions.
It was Malcolm X's brother Reginald that first spoke to him about Muslim beliefs.
Malcolm dropped out of high school.
Malcolm considered his surname "Little" a slave name. Thus, he changed it to "X" which represents his lost tribal name.
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little.
Malcolm dreamt of becoming a lawyer when he was younger but was told by his favourite teacher that becoming a lawyer was "no realistic goal for a n*****".
In 1963, Malcolm X renounced Elijah Muhammad.
When Malcolm was younger, one of his jobs was to shine shoes.
Malcolm's funeral was in Harlem and was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York
Malcolm X was assassinated in the Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965, by three men who were members of the Nation of Islam.
Malcolm X has a book titled The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Malcolm X was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1992 film bio about his life.
Malcolm X has the same death date (February 21) as notorious Chicago mobster Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik. Guzik passed away in 1956.
Malcolm's autobiography was ghost written by future Roots author Alex Haley, in 1965.
Malcolm X was good friends with comedian Redd Foxx of Sanford and Son fame.
In 1946, Malcolm was arrested in Boston and sentenced to eight to ten years in jail, for breaking and entering, carrying firearms, and larceny. However, he only served 7 years in prison because he was paroled.
In the early 1930's, his mother was declared legally insane.
Malcolm was raised in various foster homes.
!n 1931, his father was allegedly killed by a white supremacist group in Lansing, Michigan.
Malcolm was the founder of the Muslim Mosque, Inc., which he formed after the betrayal of Elijah Muhammad of the Nation of Islam.
In 1958, Malcolm married Betty Sanders in Lansing, Michigan. She changed her name to Betty Shabazz
Malcolm X: You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X: A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X: I don't even call it violence when it's in self-defense; I call it intelligence.
Malcolm X: The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Malcolm: Early in life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
Malcolm: My alma mater was books, a good library...I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiousity.
Malcolm: I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.
Malcolm: I am not educated, nor am I an expert in any particular field...but I sincere and my sincerity is my credential.
Malcolm: I have a cup of coffee that is too strong for me because it is too black, I weaken it by pouring cream into it. I integrate it with cream. If I keep pouring enough cream in the coffee, pretty soon the entire flavor of the coffee is changed; the very nature of the coffee is changed. If enough cream is poured in, eventually you don't even know that I had coffee in this cup.