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AFRICANGLOBE - On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X, a Black nationalist and religious leader, was assassinated by rival Black Muslims acting as agents of the state, while he was addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights.
AFRICANGLOBE - If any man expressed the anger, struggle and insistence of black people for freedom in the sixties, it was Malcolm X. In Omaha, he was Malcolm Little; later he became "Detroit Red," a small time street hustler. From prison emerged another Malcolm, the fiery, eloquent spokesman for the Nation of Islam. After a trip to Mecca, there was a last transformation -- a new willingness to accept external allies.