Malcolm X Height

We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.

~ Malcolm X

A blazing figure in American history, Malcolm X was a human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement.

He was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community (he saw Islam as a means by which racial problems could be overcome).

About Malcolm X's Real Height

A key part of Malcolm X’s charismatic personality was his height. There is no denying that Malcolm was very tall for his time.

He was most often described in the newspapers as either 6 feet 3 inches or 6’4” tall.

From what we have learned about Malcolm’s height while doing research about it, we have good reasons to believe that his real height might have been close to 6’3” -- as he was about the same height as Muhammad Ali.

In 1950, the average height of men in the United States was 5 feet 8 inches or so.

So Malcolm was approximately 7 inches over that. By today’s equivalent, he would have been close to 6’5” -- which in our humble opinion is too tall.

The height of Malcolm X was

6 ft 3 in (190.5 cm)

Malcolm X standing in front of a height chart
Big Malcolm X

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

~ Malcolm X