Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little, later known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) was born 91 years ago, today. In celebration of his life, May 19 has been dubbed #MalcolmXDay. Remember exactly why he was a trailblazer in the fight for civil rights with some of his most poignant quotes:

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/GettyMalcolm X at unidentified location on January 1, 1960.