TIMELINE
LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X
 
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YEAR
EVENT
1925
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, May 19
1940
Moves to Boston
1941-1946
Small-time hustler in Harlem
1946
Arrested for burglary, sentenced to ten years in prison
1947-1952
Introduced to Islam, converts
1952
Released from prison, joins Nation of Islam, becoming minister
1957
Founds influential Black Muslim publication Muhammad Speaks
1959
Broadcast documentary "The Hate that Hate Produced"
C. Eric Lincoln's Black Muslim in America appear
1963
With Alex Haley, begins collaboration on the Autobiography of Malcolm X
President John F. Kennedy assassinated
1964
Breaks with Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam
Founds the Muslim Mosque, Inc., and later the Organization of Afro-American Unity
Makes pilgrimage to Mecca
1965
Assassinated February 21 at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City