Quirky Attraction: Malcolm X Birthsite

malcolm x birth site

Malcolm X Birthsite
Location: Omaha, Nebraska (3448 Pinkney St.)
When to visit: During daylight hours
Cost: Free
Time needed to enjoy: 5 minutes
Website: Unofficial site

Malcolm X was a controversial figure but regardless of how one feels about him, it’s always interesting to see the birthplaces of famous individuals. Especially in his case – who knew that the civil rights activist was born in Omaha, Nebraska? You can find the Malcolm X birthplace on Pinkney Street in Omaha.

The actual house in which the baby then known as Malcolm Little first lived was torn down years ago, so there’s not a ton to see. There’s a wooden sign on a fence indicating the spot of the house. Though the sign reads “Malcolm X Birthsite,” he was actually born in a nearby hospital.

Since I visited a couple years ago, a proper historical marker has been constructed to give visitors a bit more information and add some credibility to the site. You won’t need to spend more than a couple minutes here to take everything in.

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4 Responses to Quirky Attraction: Malcolm X Birthsite

  1. InsideJourneys April 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    X marks the spot!
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    • Scott April 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      :)

  2. Arti April 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Thats cool! A short and sweet trip!
    Have a fabulous sunday Scott:)
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    • Scott April 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      You too Arti!

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