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Malcolm's Homes

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“Today will be the best day of my life! It will be a day where I honor my ancestors and my parents by doing excellent work. It will be a day of peace while I perform all of my assignments without causing confusion in my classroom or on the school…

In 1940, Malcolm left the Swerlin's State Detention Home to live with the Lyons family, who had children attending Mason High School with Malcolm. The Lyons were the only African American family in Mason, and Mr. Lyons was very respected. Living…

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,…

Malcolm enrolled in kindergarten at Pleasant Grove in the January of 1931. Malcolm and his family were the first to integrate into the all-white community of Lansing after moving to the area from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the school, Malcolm and his…

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…

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