What was Malcolm X’s last name?
Answer: Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm X was an African American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam. Articulate, passionate and an inspirational orator, Malcolm X exhorted African Americans to cast off the shackles of racism “by any means necessary,” including violence. The fiery civil rights leader broke with the group shortly before his assassination 52 years ago today, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech.
Malcolm X (/ˈmælkəm ˈɛks/; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and later also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz[A][pronunciation?] (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.