Malcolm X is one of the most pivotal figures in civil rights history. His powerful words captured the attention of a country, encouraging empowerment and inspiring pride in black heritage.

Malcolm became interested in different religious views after his brother, Reginald, talked to him about his conversion to the Muslim religious organization the Nation of Islam. Intrigued, Malcolm studied the teachings of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Muhammad taught that white society actively worked to keep African-Americans from empowering themselves and achieving political, economic and social success. Among other goals, the Nation of Islam fought for a state of their own, separate from one inhabited by white people. By the time he was paroled from a jail sentence in 1952, Malcolm was a devoted follower with the new surname “X”. He considered “Little” a slave name and chose the “X” to signify his lost tribal name.

Intelligent and articulate, Malcolm was appointed a minister and national spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was largely credited with increasing membership in the Nation of Islam from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 1963. Malcolm’s vivid personality captured the government’s attention in addition to the media. As membership in the Nation of Islam continued to grow, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) agents infiltrated the organization (one even acted at Malcolm’s bodyguard) and secretly placed bugs, wiretaps and cameras surveillance equipment to monitor the group’s activities.

 Malcolm X 

Sat, Sep 26
Bobby Seale: The Real Black Panther
Learn more about this event on our lecture page:
Sun, Jul 19
Pandemic Schooling Virtual Townhall
Discuss challenges and what's missing from current educational opportunities. Zoom Details:
Wed, Jun 17
Zoom Webinar
A friend of Malcolm X: An online lecture with Gus Newport (Zoom & Facebook)
Meet the man who traveled and organized with Malcolm X during his last speech tour in Rochester, New York in 1965. Find out what was being planned for the OAAU and speak to this old friend of Malcolm X!
Sun, Jun 14
SOLD - OUT! Non-Black Allies Strategy Session
Connect with other organizers on how to best navigate tough spaces and better advocate for safe spaces for Black people. This event is an educational effort for non-Black allies.
Mon, Dec 02
3448 Evans Street
Community Yoga (Winter 2019)
Yoga held weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. - A community yoga class held at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation.
Sat, Aug 24
3448 Evans St
Sōl Food & Music Festival
First held in August 25, 2018, the Sol Food & Music Festival was started by a committee of local artists aiming to bring awareness on food insecurity in North Omaha. This event is a sister festival for the Dis Poem Words & Agro Fest held annually in Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Fri, Aug 02
Malcolm X Memorial Foundation
Donell Jones - Outdoor Event Live in Concert
101.3FM Mind Soul Presents Donell Jones w/ Special Guest LE Velle and Enjoli Fri Aug 2 Music DJ Chain Hosted By 101.3 FM Mind & Soul Radio Hosts Michael and Michelle
Mon, Jul 01
Malcolm X Memorial Foundation
Community Yoga (Summer 2019)
Held weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. - all ages are welcome to this community yoga class held at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation either in the main visitors hall or down at the 4MX greenhouse.
Sun, May 19
3448 Evans St
Malcolm X Birthday Celebration - May 19
This year we are hosting a weeklong celebration that is open to the public to honor the life and legacy of Malcolm X. We often collaborate with local historians to host forums, art competitions and performances on this day. Check out the schedule here!


3448 Evans St

Omaha, Nebraska

For appointments call: (800) 645-9287


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Saturday - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday - By Appointment Only

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