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…

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…

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…

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…

In the early 1960s, the Nation of Islam Mosque No 16 opened on the second floor of a building at the corner of Main and Division in Lansing, MI. Malcolm X's brother, Philbert X (formerly Little), was the minister. At this time Malcolm was in Harlem…

Malcolm X street, formally named Main Street in Lansing, Michigan happens to be one of the memorial sites of the iconic Malcolm X. Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was an American Muslim Minister and a human rights activist. Malcolm was known…

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…

When Malcolm X worked for Coral Gables in the 1940s, it had turned into a place for big bands to be showcased. It was called the “Coral Gables Ballroom” and it attracted well-known bands and musicians. At this time, it was the closest place to the…

In 1942, Malcolm X worked for Shaw’s Jewelry Store as a porter-messenger (http://brothermalcolm.net/mxtimeline.html)  He began work after coming home from Boston, and worked there for four months starting in November of 1942. [updated Aug 18, 2017 by…