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Mal·colm X

 (măl′kəm ĕks′) Originally Malcolm Little. 1925-1965.
American activist. A member of the Nation of Islam (1952-1963), he advocated separatism and black pride. After converting to orthodox Islam, he founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity (1964) and was assassinated in Harlem.
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Malcolm X

(ɛks)
n
(Biography) original name Malcolm Little. 1925–65, US Black civil-rights leader: assassinated
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Mal•colm X

(ˈmæl kəm ˈɛks)
n.
(Malcolm Little), 1925–65, U.S. civil-rights activist and religious leader.
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Ten months after the completion of his hajj, after he became known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Malcolm X was assassinated on the stage of the Audubon Ballroom in New York City, a few months short of his 40th birthday.
We need only to invoke the legacy Papaloi Boukman, the priest of Vodun who stood by Touissant in the Haitian revolution against France; African American enslaved juju men and women or conjurers who instigated plantation revolt in the United States; Nehanda a priestess of Zimbabwe who ignited a rebellion against British colonialism in the 1890's; Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) and Martin Luther King, Jr., ministers representing Islam and Christianity who gave their lives for the freedom of African people, and "The Mahdi", and Muhammad Ahmad Ibn Abdallah who utilized Islam as a vehicle to fight against British colonialism in the Sudan in the late 19th century.
Lena Williams's 'Playing with Fire' and Sheila Rule's 'Malcolm X: The Facts, the Fictions, the Film' suggest that Malcolm returned from Haj in 1964 with the new name El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. A similar claim is made in Hisham Aidi's otherwise insightful 2016 piece for The Nation titled 'The Political Uses of Malcolm X's Image'.
During a chance meeting at the Ambassador Hotel, Accra in May 1964, Ali refused to acknowledge Malcolm--now el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, following his conversion to formal Islam and his pilgrimage to Mecca.
Malcolm X, whose full name was El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was 39 when he was killed.
And my personal favourite is one El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X, the inspiring advocate of African Americans rights, the godfather of the Black Power movement and the the fourth of seven children of Grenada-born Louise Little.
BORN MACOLM LITTLE in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925, a transformed Malcolm died, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, killed by assassins in 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.