To truly appreciate Malcolm X's life, you must read the Autobiography of Malcolm X. Written with the help of Alex Haley, this is a smashing discourse on American society and racism. It is in many ways still fresh and applicable today. It is not only a diatribe on social woes but it is the story of the transformation of a man from the lowest depths of society to a respected and remembered martyr. It is extremely difficult to truly understand Malcolm X without reading this incredible book, which Time Magazine judged as one of the most important books of the twentieth century.

  • For a comprehensive overview of Malcolm X's life, visit the Timeline. It is a sketch of his life based only on facts, arranged chronologically, from his birth to his death.

These are biographies that I recommend until I finish my own. They link to external sites.