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The Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital. This hospital was founded in 1859 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was originally called the Michigan Asylum for the Insane however the name was changed shortly thereafter. Plans for the insane asylum began in 1848 and…

One person that Malcolm X worked for in Mason, Michigan, was Dr. Gertrude O'Sullivan (http://brothermalcolm.net/mxtimeline.html). Malcolm was a chauffeur and houseman for Dr. Sullivan. There was not much information for when he started and stopped…

Malcolm X’s family left the Westmont subdivision of Lansing not only because the court declared that only whites could live there, but the house was also burned down (Seeking Michigan: Malcolm X in Michigan). So Malcolm X’s family moved to Charles…

Malcolm X married Betty Shabazz (sister Betty) January 14, 1958 (Malcolm X, Autobiography). It has not been documented where they were married in the Lansing community. It is suggested that may have been married at the 54-A District Court in Lansing…

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…

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…

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