Black History Month Fact of the Day 2/19/20

Hi ya’ll this is Linda Kuku, Lincoln North Star Senior, with your African American Fact for today.

Malcom X was an African American Muslim minister and Human Rights activist who a popular yet controversial figure during the Civil Rights Movement. He was born in Omaha, NE in 1925, but was forced to relocate due to threats from a white supremacist organization. Malcolm X is recognized for his leadership in the Nation of Islam, Black Nationalism, and support for rights of African American and Black Empowerment. He later broke with the Nation of Islam as his views changed and supported racial integration. He was assassinated February 21, 1965. He is credited with raising the self-esteem of black Americans and reconnecting them with their African heritage.

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