this day in crime history: february 21, 1965

On this date in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan. The three assassins were all members of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X had previously been a member of the NoI, but had left the organization a year earlier after a falling out with the group’s leader, Elijah Muhammad.

All three of the killers were arrested, tried, and convicted. Two of them were paroled in the 1980s. The third was paroled in 2010.

Further reading:

MalcolmX.com

Wikipedia-Malcolm X

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5 thoughts on “this day in crime history: february 21, 1965

  1. John D.:
    I can’t say I was THAT upset over this near as much as I was when MLK was shot and killed.
    Always knew the NoI was behind this assassination.
    wonder if “Calypso Louie” had a hand in it?

    Very good story and links.

    Stay safe.

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