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 Malcolm  X
Full Name: Malcolm X
Born: May. 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska
Died: Feb. 21, 1965 in New York City, New York
Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King; black supremacy and the separation of back and white Americans, though he later changed his views, expressing a willingness to work with civil rights leaders; like King, Malcolm X was a brilliant, charismatic orator who was assassinated. His martyrdom and life story — related in The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) — made him a hero to millions.