This African American male is important because he stood up for what he believed in. Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.I learned that he was an African American male.“His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family's eight children.”His dads name was Earl little and he was an outspoken male.Malcolm X was very educated. He loved to learn.Malcolm X’s name was originally Malcolm Little. He had seven siblings. Malcolm X had to go to prison for 10 years due to burglary charges.The father of Malcolm X was slain by the Klan-like Black Legionaries.