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Religious and civil rights leader Malcolm X is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.


Malcolm X , original name Malcolm Little, Muslim name el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, (born May 19, 1925, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. —died February 21, 1965, New York, New York ), African American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam who articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the early 1960s.


Malcolm X Malcolm X in March 1964 Born Malcolm Little (1925-05-19) May 19, 1925 Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Died February 21, 1965 (1965-02-21) (aged 39) New York City, U.S. Cause of death Assassination (gunshot wound) Resting place Ferncliff Cemetery Other names el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz Occupation Minister, activist Organization Nation of Islam Muslim Mosque, Inc. Organization of Afro-American ...


On the morning of February 21, 1965, Malcolm X woke up, alone, in a room at New York City's Hilton Hotel. He was, literally, a man without a home. One week earlier, his house in the East Elmhurst ...


Malcolm X's assassination could be reinvestigated by Manhattan's district attorney. Here's how he lived and died.


Betty Shabazz (born Betty Dean Sanders; May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was the wife of Malcolm X.. Shabazz grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where her foster parents largely sheltered her from racism.She attended the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where she had her first encounters with racism.


The Nation of Islam had a figure in Malcolm who, judging by his speeches and expressions, truly believed in Elijah Muhammad and was willing to die for him, and represented the Nation of Islam at ...


On March 26, 1964, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. met for the first and only time in Washington, D.C. Less than a year later, Malcolm was dead, the victim of an assassin’s bullet, ending ...


Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was brought up with six siblings in a household brimming with black pride. His parents were active supporters of Marcus Garvey, who advocated for the separation of black and white communities so that the former could build their own economic and political systems.


Malcolm X was a leader in the civil rights movement until his assassination in 1965. The Autobiography of Malcolm X is still a widely read work of nonfiction.