Malcolm X

by ethnic on March 7, 2008

Birth Name: Malcolm Little

Date of Birth: May 19, 1925

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: February 21, 1965

Place of Death: New York City, New York

*African-American (father)
*Afro-Grenadian, possibly English or Scottish (mother)

Malcolm X, also known as Malcolm Little and el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist.

Malcolm was the son of Louise Helen (Norton) and Earl Little.

Malcolm’s father was an African-American, from Reynolds, Georgia. Malcolm’s mother was born in La Digue, St. Andrew, Grenada, to a black mother. It is said that Malcolm’s maternal grandfather was white (of English or Scottish descent), although he was not married to Malcolm’s maternal grandmother. This is said to be the reason why Malcolm had reddish hair.

Malcolm was a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He left the Nation of Islam and converted to Sunni Islam. He then made a pilgrimage to Mecca, which changed his view on race relations. He was assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam almost one year after his departure from the Nation, in 1965.

Malcolm’s paternal grandparents were John Little (the son of Tony and Clarrie) and Ella Gray. Tony was sold as a youth to the “Little” family. Tony’s father, Ajar, was brought from West Africa as a slave.

Malcolm’s maternal grandfather was said to have the surname “Norton”.

Malcolm’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude Langdon (the daughter of Jupiter Langdon and Mary Jane).

Source: Genealogy of Malcolm X –

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Taylor December 15, 2013 at 1:22 am

Mum was half scots, not English

Indiablack July 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

@sadie please get off crack,
You clearly see this man has
Mixture, nobodies saying mr.x
Wasnt black, this site is about
Celebs being mixed or multiracial
If his mother was a detailed
Mulatto, that means he has it to
Please get a clue im a multiracially
Mixed person, but I consider myself
Black.with mixture, or I say multiracial
theres no need for your ignorance
Remark, mr.x was a good man thats a
Fact, anyway wow I never he had red
Hair somebody else stated that
You cant tell which white blood he
Got well thats a lie, if somebody
In his family get a d.n.a. You can tell
So there, mr.x r.i.p.

sadie April 5, 2012 at 2:24 am

He is just black and a racist!

littleman April 5, 2012 at 2:28 am

You got something agains african people.

fuzzybear44 October 15, 2016 at 2:12 am

He was not a racist, nor did he think black people were better than white(especially towards the end of his life). He had a Strong resentment towards whites. Which was completely normal, seeing how white people were very cruel towards Black people in his generation and all the earlier generations(and in many cases now) .He was also for black people standing up for themselves, and unifying and not depending on white people

neiltennant March 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

WHY my comments are being deleted

and such a shit like SADIE is still here

Jasmine May 31, 2011 at 9:49 pm

My dads the same way,it’s really funny how some of the most lightest blacks are the most pro black people ever. I know he had white in him but yeah you know what I mean.

411 June 1, 2011 at 3:19 am


Not on this site,you call someone black on this site,and they are ready to fight

fuzzybear44 October 15, 2016 at 2:26 am

That’s because in most cases that I know of, those really light skin people see themselves as black period. Most people thought my Father was white, but that would be the last thing he would ever call himself. My Aunts (my father sisters), look like a bunch of old white women, but don’t call them that(unless you want trouble). My other aunts, my sister in-laws, their kids, my sisters, all high toned but see themselves simply as black people

Zac August 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I thought I read somewhere that the caucasian bit he had was Scottish.

ethnic August 25, 2010 at 7:31 pm

A link would be good

Anonymous November 25, 2011 at 10:18 am

His maternal grandfather was a ginger rapist. Unless his grandmother knew about her attacker, there is no way of telling what kind of European, British Isles or Near Eastern descent he came from.

ethnic January 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Blake Griffin who is half Black also has reddish hair.

clart kent January 6, 2010 at 11:14 pm

did not know he had reddish hair. very interesting.

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