A house of Malcolm X added to endangered list
Preservationists hope to repair Roxbury site
City officials and preservationists are expected to gather Wednesday morning in Roxbury to applaud the designation of a rundown house where civil rights leader Malcolm X lived as a young man in the 1940s as one of the country’s most threatened historic sites. The Dale Street home, where the teenager then known as Malcolm Little lived from 1941 to 1947, was added by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to its annual list of the 11 most endangered historic places in the United States. A fund-raising campaign now seeks around $750,000 to repair the neglected Dale Street home for eventual use as housing for graduate students of African-American studies or similar fields.