Born Malcolm Little on May 19th 1925 in Omaha, USA.
His family was often forced to move frequently due to threats from white supremacist groups. At age 4 his house was burned to the ground.
At age 6 his father died under suspicious circumstances. It was believed that he was killed by a splinter group of the KKK.
A few years later his mother was sent to a mental institution and her children were sent to different foster homes and orphanages
Malcolm was the brightest in his class at school, and almost voted class president, but was denied by his teacher saying it was "unrealistic" for an African American.
Malcolm dropped out of school and by age 20 he was caught and sentenced 10 years to prison for robbery. In prison he was given the name "satan" due to him always curse the Bible and religion. He was helped by his brother in finding god through Islam.