Who was the family of Malcolm X?
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Malcolm Little changed his name to Malcolm X after he joined the Nation of Islam who believed that African American's names were not their true family names. Their school of thought was that these were the names of their ancestors slave owners and not their true names so they gave themselves the name X meaning unknown.
Malcolm X explained the "X": "The Muslim's 'X' symbolized the true African family name that he never could know. For me, my 'X' replaced the white slavemaster name of 'Little' which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed upon my paternal forebears. According to Malcolm X, Autobiography, p229.