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Malcolm's Homes

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Malcolm in Mason

5 Locations ~ Curated by Claire Nowinski, Kristin McConnell, Darrell Williams

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The strain of single-handedly providing for a family during the Great Depression was too much for Malcolm’s mother, Louise. Mentally, she could not handle the pressure of raising a black family in a predominately white community in the 30s, so she…

Although brief, the two years Malcolm Little spent at Mason High School were extremely influential to his perspective on race relations as his experience, especially his multiple confrontations with white supremacy, shaped his convictions and…

While previously, the REO Motor Company hired primarily white workers, in the 1940s, the demand for labor increased due to the war. In his autobiography, Malcolm X recounted how previous to the war, REO did not hire black workers, but later began to…

The Erickson Kiva is located near the center of campus of Michigan State University. Malcolm X was invited by the university’s NAACP chapter and the African Students Association and gave his speech “The Race Problem in America” on January 23rd,…

In 1939 Malcolm X attended West Junior High School in Lansing, Michigan. He attended West junior High School around the age of fourteen. Although West Junior High School is still standing it no longer serves the purpose of a high school. It now…

The Malcolm X Homesite historical marker was erected in 1975 at 4705 Martin Luther King Boulevard, and was the first memorial for the public figure in Lansing. The only other that exists today is the Malcolm X street sign, put up in 2011 to rename…

Malcolm X in Lansing

Malcolm's Lansing is the creation of Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) Fall 2015 class: RCAH 192: Proseminar: Malcolm X in Lansing. The 13 students worked to learn and apply research methodologies, and this is their creation. Sources for each individual page can be found at the bottom--and have been hyperlinked whenever possible. We welcome your comments and insight into our tentative conclusions. The class benefitted greatly from assistance provided by MSU's LEADR Lab, Digital Humanities specialists from MSU Libraries, and the Department of History. This site is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework available for both Android and iOS devices. Read more About Us