Malcolm X Timeline

Events

Malcolm X Was Born

May 19, 1925

Malcolm was born on this date and there begins the timeline

Moved to Wisconsin

1926

He was moved from Omaha to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Moved to Lansing

1928

he was moved to Lansing, Michigan.

Kicked out of school, sent to juvenile detention home

1938

Malcolm X was kicked out of school and sent to a juvenile detention home in Mason, Michigan.

Moved back to Boston

1946

Malcolm and his long-time friend, Malcolm “Shorty” Jarvis, moved back to Boston. they were arrested and convicted on burglary charges, and Malcolm was sentenced to 10 years in prison, although he was granted parole after serving seven years.

Largely credited with increasing membership in the NOI

1952

Malcolm was largely credited with increasing membership in the NOI from 500 to 30,000

Malcolm terminated his relationship with the NOI

March, 1964

Malcolm terminated his relationship with the NOI. Unable to look past Muhammad’s deception, Malcolm decided to found his own religious organization, the Muslim Mosque, Inc.

Malcolm rarely traveled anywhere without bodyguards.

February 14, 1965

After repeated attempts on his life, Malcolm rarely traveled anywhere without bodyguards.

Malcolm X Was Brutally Killed

February 21, 1965

On the evening of February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where Malcolm X was about to deliver a speech, three gunmen rushed the stage and shot him 15 times at point blank range. Malcolm X was pronounced dead on arrival at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital shortly thereafter.

Fifteen hundred people attended Malcolm’s funeral

February 27, 1965

Fifteen hundred people attended Malcolm’s funeralin Harlem at the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ