Laura is a bright high school student with a promising future ahead of her – before she meets Malcolm. As a young man, he introduces her to the nightlife in Roxbury, which he believes to be the cause of her eventual fall into drug use and prostitution. Furthermore, Malcolm passes over her in favor of Sophia.
The timeline below shows where the character Laura appears in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Laura
Epilogue: Alex Haley