LettersFROM THE MALCOLM X, ELLA LITTLE-COLLINS FAMILY ARCHIVE
Malcolm was not a self made man, he was rejuvenated constantly from the support of his family. These letters illustrate just one of those relationships. They are in addition to the ones in my book, the Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X.
This is a letter from my uncle to my mom while he was in prison dated Jan 31, 1949.
My dear sister, I really looked for you today, more so than any other time since I came to prison. Gracie told me someone had been by to see you concerning me but she didn't know the particulars. You could never imagine how extremely important it is that I see you as soon as possible. I know how busy you are, and its hard for you to get here now, but do please take the taxi and come out alone if the car isn't running.... or else ask Mary, if she will dash out. Even Mozelle. I've been wanting a private chat with you since last June, but you've always had someone with you when you came out, there are many things you don't know. Do give my best to all especially Aunts Sas and Gracie. Hilda sent me a picture of both of them that you took when she was here. Do be sweet.
Your Brother Malcolm
PS I know I shouldn't expect so much but I will look for you Thursday. OK?