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In 1940 Malcolm, who called himself 'a country hick from Mason, Michigan,' went to Boston to live with his older sister Ella Collins. Here he poses before leaving with younger siblings Yvonne and Reginald. Arriving in Boston, he said, 'I didn't know the world contained as many Negroes as I saw thronging downtown Roxbury at night.'

In 1940 Malcolm, who called himself "a country hick from Mason, Michigan," went to Boston to live with his older sister Ella Collins. Here he poses before leaving with younger siblings Yvonne and Reginald. Arriving in Boston, he said, "I didn't know the world contained as many Negroes as I saw thronging downtown Roxbury at night."

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