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Malcom X receives a day of recognition in Nebraska

Posted at 1:18 PM, Mar 29, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-29 15:55:35-04
  • Video shows Malcom X Memorial Foundation.
  • The Nebraska Legislature passes a bill to recognize civil rights activist, Malcom X every May 19 as the day he was born.
  • Malcolm X was an inductee into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, making him the state's first Black honoree. This comes 15 years after being rejected as too controversial.


On Thursday the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill to recognize every May 19th as the day Malcom X was born.

Malcom Little was born right here in Omaha.The bill introduced my senator Terrell McKinney and Danielle Conrad still does not declare the day as a state holiday mainly because of the money it would cost to pay people for the day off. But it does allow for Nebraska schools to recognize Malcom X as a civil rights activist.

In a statement from The Malcom X Memorial foundation, they say ”This day of recognition is also aligned with honoring Malcolm X as the 2024 inductee into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, and as the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation continues to build and grow into the future we are grateful to Nebraska Senators and the citizens of Nebraska for making May 19th, Malcolm X Day."