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Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Malcolm “X”

 
 
Malcolm “X” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ren R, August 6, 2013
1. Malcolm “X” Marker
Inscription.  El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was born Malcolm Little at University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925. He was the son of Earl and Louise Little, 3448 Pinkney Street. Reverend Little helped organize the Universal Negro Improvement Association. After threats by night riders, the family moved to Milwaukee and later to Michigan, where Reverend Little allegedly was murdered. During his mother's illness, Malcolm was sent to Boston, then to New York, where he committed burglary. While serving a six and one-half year prison sentence, he became self-educated and converted to an American sect of Islam.

After leaving prison, Malcolm took the name Malcolm X, studied under Elijah Muhammad, and became outspoken about mistreatment of Blacks. His Autobiography of Malcolm X was published in 1964. During a pilgrimage to Mecca, he converted to orthodox Islam. He abandoned concepts of racial antagonism and counseled the need for human brotherhood and international cooperation. Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity in 1964 and became renowned as an articulate spokesperson for human rights.

Malcolm X was assassinated
Wide view of the Malcolm “X” marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 8, 2010
2. Wide view of the Malcolm “X” marker
February 21, 1965, in New York City. His teaching lives on.
 
Erected by Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 310.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 17.443′ N, 95° 57.844′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from Evans Street 0.1 miles west of North 33rd Street, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in the middle of the 10 acre Malcolm X birthplace site. The park is locked and secured by fencing along the perimeter. The site is accessible via Evans Street. The park is open for special events and by request. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3463 Evans Street, Omaha NE 68111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Wesley Nichols (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Francis Bauman (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alfred Sorenson (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Davis Brown
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Andrew Jackson Poppleton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Johan and Sophia Ahmanson (approx. 0.9 miles away); James G. Megeath (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 6, 2013, by Ren Rhodman of Minneapolis, Minnesota.   2. submitted on July 14, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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