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Civil rights leader Malcolm X speaks to reporters in Washington, D.C., in this May 16, 1963 photo. (AP Photo)
Mass Mutual and NewsOne join together to present 28 dynamic people that make up the diverse tapestry of Black History. For the entire month of February, Black History Month, we will feature one Person of the Day and highlight their lives and achievements.
Malcolm X (pictured), one of the towering and most polarizing leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, transcended his earlier fiery approach and became a global champion for justice for all mankind. Triumphing over his checkered criminal past, Malcolm X, or properly El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, remains one of the most influential African-Americans of all time.
Born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Neb., the future icon lived under the roof of his preacher father who studied
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