City archeology lab set to dig up yard of Malcolm X

The city archeology lab is set to dig in the yard on Dale Street in Roxbury beginning Tuesday.

Malcolm X’s family members and local residents will be a part of this dig.

Malcolm Little moved to Boston in 1941 to live with his half-sister. 

He went to the state prison in Charlestown five years later on a burglary charge.

While there, he was introduced to the nation of Islam.

Last October, crews dug up part of the Boston Common looking for evidence of Native Americans. 

They also searched for items connected to British troops who camped there before the Revolutionary war.

Workers found pieces of clam shells that were believed to be used as tools by Native Americans centuries ago.

Digging at Malcolm X’s house is expected to last for two weeks.

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