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…

Capitol Bedding is a family owned business from the Lansing area. Malcolm X worked there in 1945 upon his return to Michigan from Boston (http://brothermalcolm.net/mxtimeline.html). He made five dollars a day there.[update Aug 18, 2017 by John…

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…

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…