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The year was 1925 and someone special was born His birth name was Malcolm Little however there were big things in store for this child Born in Omaha Nebraska The seventh of eleven children born to Earl Little an organizer for Marcus Garveys back-to-Africa movement Comptons encyclopedia online At age six Malcolms father was murdered As a result his mother later suffered a nervous breakdown and the family was separated by welfare agencies Comptons encyclopedia online Later in life he would blame these same agencies for destroying his family He was bounced around from boardinghouses and schools and dreamed of becoming a lawyer only to be discouraged by his teachers After leaving school in the eighth grade he lived with a relative in Boston Mass He shined shoes worked in a restaurant and on a railroad kitchen crew In 1942 he moved to a section in New York called Harlem Where he lived as a hustler cheating people to make money for himself He also sold drugs and became a drug addict himself A rival drug dealer named West Indian Archie ran him out of New York And he ended up back in Boston Where he started a burglary ring which consisted of friend named Shorty a pretty boy type of fellow named Rudy a woman that Malcolm dealt with named Sophia and one of her friends Alex Haley 168 He soon found out that crime does not pay when he soon got arrested and stolen items were found in his possession The Negroes of that group was sentenced to eight years while the whites of the group were sentenced to only two This put an image in Malcolms head on how the justice system was ran While in prison Malcolm was well known to the guards One time he was asked to state his number but instead he said he forgot his number The guards beat him and sent him to
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