All Tours: 9

Malcolm moved around the Lansing area several times during his younger years in Michigan. His first home, purchased by his father Earl in 1928, was in a white neighborhood. It was burned to the ground by the Black Legion, a white supremacist group,…

Malcolm spent his childhood and adolescent years living in Lansing, and these markers are what the city uses to commemorate him. Although Malcolm had much influence for human rights on a world stage, the city in which he was molded during his…

These sites include the three schools that Malcolm X attended during his time living in Lansing and the greater Lansing area. Malcolm was first enrolled at Pleasant Grove Elementary School for kindergarten in 1931. In 1939, around the age of 14,…

After Malcolm X’s mother was sent to the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, his family was separated which affected his performance and behavior in school. Seeing his family torn apart and his mother slowly lose her sanity changed Malcolm. He began to…

Malcolm X spent his early years in Lansing, Michigan. Over the last few decades there have been a few Landmarks put in Lansing to recognize Malcolm as a historical figure.

Throughout Malcolm’s youth, he worked multiple jobs both in and outside of the Lansing area. There is not much known about the jobs he held in Lansing, and his experiences there. Through the information provided about the working experience of…

The Nation of Islam has been prevalent in the Lansing community since the early 1960s, when Mosque no. 16 opened at the corner of Main and Division. At this time, Philbert Little became the minister of the Lansing Mosque and Malcolm X was ministering…

This tour highlights places that were pivotal to Malcolm and how he was able to develop into the person he became. The places below show how Malcolm was treated in Lansing. Incorporates Lansing and how Malcolm living in how Malcolm would later on…

Malcolm X was a very controversial but influential and important figure in American history. His messages reached millions of people and left a lasting legacy not just in Lansing but also throughout the country and the world. This tour takes you…