This site was created as part of a class in Michigan State University's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH). The course, RCAH 192: Proseminar--Malcolm X in Lansing, met in the fall of 2015 to explore how Malcolm impacted the greater Lansing area, and how the community helped shape him. The class studied the writings and speeches of Malcolm, including his Autobiography, as well as what scholars have written about the man and his legacy/impact. They compiled a database of online sources about Malcolm, focusing in particular on his time and his legacy in mid-Michigan. Using the scholarship and the web resources, the students wrote interpretations of historical sites that were important in the making of Malcolm Little/Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz into an international figure, as well as his legacy on places and communities throughout mid-Michigan. Comments, questions, or suggestions can be directed to RCAH Assistant Professor John Aerni-Flessner who led the class: AerniFL1@msu.edu


We are grateful for all the technical assistance we received from Thomas Padilla at MSU Libraries, Brandon Locke, the Director of MSU's LEADR Lab, and Liz Timbs from the Department of History and LEADR.