Louise Little's Granddaughter Deborah Jones Speaks at Malcolm X Lecture, University of Illinois

Terence Wilson, left, of Grenada and Deborah Jones of Grand Rapids, Mich., spoke at the University of Illinois on Wednesday for the 2016 Malcolm X lecture. Wilson is a third cousin of Malcolm X, and Jones is his niece. They talked about the impact of Louise Little, the mother of Malcolm X who was from Grenada and an activist herself. Activist's mom 'stood her ground' Photo by: Julie Wurth/The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — The noted activist Malcolm X wrote one of the most influential autobiographies of the late 20th century, but little is widely known about the woman who shaped his early life: his mother, Louise Little. She was a strong, well-educated woman and a Pan-African activist in her own r

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