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Before he was Malcolm X, Malcolm Little was just another Lansing kid

Photo provided by a friend of the Michigan History Center.
A photo of the 1940 Mason football team shows Malcolm Little, 4th from left in the back row. Malcolm spent part of his childhood in Lansing and part in Mason, Michigan.



A lot of Michigan residents might know that Malcolm X grew up in this state, but beyond that, the facts might get a little fuzzy. 



Michigan History Center’sRachel Clark joined Stateside to bring some clarity to that history.

She shared how Malcolm X's family ended up in Lansing, and what his childhood in Michigan was like. 


Listen above.


This segment is produced in partnership with theMichigan History Center.  

Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


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