Work Site: Capitol Bedding

Capitol Bedding, Lansing

One of the lesser known places that Malcolm X worked in the Lansing area.

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 Aerni-Flessner]
Capitol Bedding in 1945 had two locations, one on Michigan Ave. in the heart of Lansing's commercial district and another (newer) site on North Cedar Street. It is unclear at which location Malcolm worked.

Map

323 !/2 - 325 1/2 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI and 207 North Cedar, Lansing, MI