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

One thought on “this day in crime history: february 21, 1965

  1. John D.:
    Kind of makes me wonder what Calypso Louie (Farrakhan) would think of Malcolm X’s “change of heart” from Islam?
    Bet he’d call Malcolm another “devil”…like he does with nearly everyone else who doesn’t think the way HE does.
    Still, Malcolm X had some pretty quote quotes, and all of them concerning radical methodology.

    Good post.

    Stay safe out there.

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