Charles St. 2nd house

Currently the site of an auto parts' store, this is the 2nd (of 3) houses the Little family inhabited in the Lansing area.

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 St. and lived there briefly. Their house was located near the border of East Lansing. Malcolm’s family stayed in that house for just a year and moved into a house that Earl Little built a house two miles out of town on Logan Street (now MLK Avenue)—the site of the Malcolm X Home site marker (Malcolm X, Autobiography).



401 South Charles Street, Lansing, MI