Malcolm X’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 19, 1925

Death Date

Feb 21, 1965

Age of Death

39 years

Cause of Death

Assassination

Place of Death

Feb 21, 1965

Profession

Religious Leader

The religious leader Malcolm X died at the age of 39. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Iconic Muslim minister, leader of the Nation of Islam, and human rights activist who spoke out against white supremacy and the disenfranchisement of African Americans. His autobiography, which was published shortly after his assassination in 1965, is considered one of the most important nonfiction books of the 20th century. 

His father was murdered by white supremacists when he was a child, his uncle was lynched, and his mother was admitted into a mental ward. He lived in several foster homes, and married Betty Shabazz in 1958; together they had six children. 

Quotes

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“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” (Malcolm X)

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“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” (Malcolm X)

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“The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities – he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites.” (Malcolm X)

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“The goal of Dr. Martin Luther King is to give Negroes a chance to sit in a segregated restaurant beside the same white man who had brutalized them for 400 years.” (Malcolm X)

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“History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.” (Malcolm X)