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While Malcolm X was living in Mason, Michigan he found some job opportunities. One job that he had was working for Leo Kelly when he was living in different foster homes. There was not any information found as to what Malcolm’s job exactly was for…

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…

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…

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’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 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