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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About Scott Shetler

Scott is a Chicago-based journalist and blogger who seeks out quirky sights and awesome destinations throughout North America and beyond.

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