The Malcolm X Community Centre is a multi-purpose community resource built in the early 1980s for the primary purpose of the Centre was to “provide social, recreational, educational and entertainment facilities to the inhabitants of St Pauls and surrounding areas. Service currently provided include:
- Venue hire for business, social and cultural activities
- Provision of office space for local groups
- Activities for elderly people
- Activities for families, children and young people
- Advice and Support
- Arts and Culture
- Education and Training
The Centre works with other organisation to promote cross-cultural integration in Bristol, build good race relations and providing a voice for the black and ethnic minority community in Bristol.
For our Vision, Mission and Objectives please click here.
About- The Man
Born Malcolm Little, on 19th May 1925, Malcolm experienced an extremely difficult young life, subjected to racism and violence including the murder of his own father.
An intelligent young man, he was steered towards a life of crime through a lack of real opportunity, culminating in his imprisonment on 27th February 1946 at Charlestown MA for a period of 8 to 10 years.
During his prison sentence he was introduced to the Nation of Islam in 1948, subsequently changing his name to Malcolm X, leaving his slave name of Little behind.
In August 1952 he was paroled from Mass State prison and undertook to promote the Nation of Islam. Using his skills and intellegence he became a great orator and a leader of the Nation of Islam taking over as the first minister of Boston Temple No 11 in Sept 1952.
In April 1964 he undertook his pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca now using the name Malik El-Shabazz. He wrote of his pilgrimage “many white people I met during my pilgrimage displayed a spirit of unity and brotherhood that provided me with a new positive insight into race relations.
A great leader assasinated at 3.10pm on 21st February 1965 whilst addressing a rally at Auduban Ballroom, columbia, U.S – buried 27th February 1965 Ferncliffe Cemetary, Hartsdale, U.S.
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