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08/03/1964 Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam

Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. By March, he had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad. Expressing many regrets about his time with them, which he had come to regard as largely wasted, he embraced Sunni Islam. He repudiated the Nation of Islam, disavowed racism and founded Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity.


  • Essentials 

  • Early years 

  • Nation of Islam period 

  • Disillusionment and departure 

  • Activity after leaving NOI 

  • Death threats and intimidation from Nation of Islam 

  • Assassination 

  • Philosophy 

  • Legacy 

  • Published works