El-Hajj El Malik Shabazz, Malcolm X, was born on May 19, 2025 in Omaha, Nebraska. Shabazz became a follower of Islam, and through his work with the Nation of Islam became an outspoken critic of the oppression of Black Americans and Black people throughout the diaspora. Throughout his work, Shabazz was known primarily as Malcolm X, and his influence and popularity was wide ranging. In 1969, the students of Crane College on the West Side of Chicago voted to rename the institution in his honor. Today, Malcolm X College is an institution that promotes the values of Malcolm X through equity, inclusion, and investment in the surrounding communities.
This month the Carter G. Woodson Library at Malcolm X College remembers the college namesake. Check out a book on display in the library, or find a title on Malcolm X in our catalog.
Drop by the Library, or join us virtually for a showing of the 2010 documentary "Murder in New York: Malcolm X and the birth of Afro-Americanism." Register for Zoom Link.
Check out this selection of related readings available as print and eBooks through the City Colleges of Chicago Libraries catalog. Log in with your CCC credentials to view eBooks, or use the "Request It" feature to request books for pickup at the library.