Nebraska Authors

Malcolm X Little

AKA: Malcolm X; El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

Born 1925-05-19 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1965-02-21
New York City, NY (USA)

Black Nationalist leader, Civil Rights leader. Historical marker at birth site; 3448 Pinkney, Omaha; half brother of Ella Collins, whose influence on his life is revealed in Seventh Child, by Rodnell Collins (1998). Two biographies of Malcolm X have been awarded Pulitzer Prizes: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable, and The Dead Are Arising by Les and Tamara Payne.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


African Americans; Race Relations; Politics; Civil Rights


Civil Rights Leader


Nebraska 150 Books honor for The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 2017
“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 54 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans
Inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, 2022


The Autobiography of Malcolm X. 1965.

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