Black August day 21: Born Malcolm Little in 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm was the son of a Baptist preacher who was a follower of Marcus Garvey. Malcolm was sentenced to the slave colony for robbery as a teenager. Here, he joined the Nation of Islam and after serving 6 years, he was free.  He become the spokesperson of the NOI and traveling the country giving speeches of self determination and nationalism. In 1964, he left the NOI, traveled to Mecca, and discovered that orthodox Muslims preach equality of the races, which led him to abandon the argument that whites are devils. Having returned to America as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, he remained convinced that racism had corroded the spirit of America and that only blacks could free themselves. In June 1964, he founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity and moved increasingly in the direction of socialism. He built bridges with African leaders on the bases of fighting imperialism through pan Africanism and internationalism. Malcolm became a real threat when he decided to work with civil rights leaders and revolutionaries around the world. He was murdered February 21, 1965. His murder remains a mystery but it is clear that the government played a role. To the greatest African American leader of the century, thank you for your service to the world! Hotep! #malcolmx #shabazz #black #african #afrikan #rbg #revolutionary #leader #internationalist #panafricanist #nationalist

Black August day 21: Born Malcolm Little in 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm was the son of a Baptist preacher who was a follower of Marcus Garvey. Malcolm was sentenced to the slave colony for robbery as a teenager. Here, he joined the Nation of Islam and after serving 6 years, he was free. He become the spokesperson of the NOI and traveling the country giving speeches of self determination and nationalism. In 1964, he left the NOI, traveled to Mecca, and discovered that orthodox Muslims preach equality of the races, which led him to abandon the argument that whites are devils. Having returned to America as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, he remained convinced that racism had corroded the spirit of America and that only blacks could free themselves. In June 1964, he founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity and moved increasingly in the direction of socialism. He built bridges with African leaders on the bases of fighting imperialism through pan Africanism and internationalism. Malcolm became a real threat when he decided to work with civil rights leaders and revolutionaries around the world. He was murdered February 21, 1965. His murder remains a mystery but it is clear that the government played a role. To the greatest African American leader of the century, thank you for your service to the world! Hotep! #malcolmx #shabazz #black #african #afrikan #rbg #revolutionary #leader #internationalist #panafricanist #nationalist