Malcolm's Legacy

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 through physical places where Malcolm’s influence can be seen. These places have either been named after him, explain his presence or impact in the area, or have been clearly influenced by him in some way.

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Academy

“Today will be the best day of my life! It will be a day where I honor my ancestors and my parents by doing excellent work. It will be a day of peace while I perform all of my assignments without causing confusion in my classroom or on the school…

Malcolm X Street

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…

Homesite Marker

The Malcolm X Homesite historical marker was erected in 1975 at 4705 Martin Luther King Boulevard, and was the first memorial for the public figure in Lansing. The only other that exists today is the Malcolm X street sign, put up in 2011 to rename…

Wali Mahmoud Islamic Center/

Nation of Islam Temple No. 16

At 235 Lahoma Street in Lansing, MI stands a small white building. It’s in a neighborhood with some beat up houses but others very well kept. It has new white siding all along each side of the house and blends into the neighborhood, all except for a…