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Malcolm X’s real name was Malcolm Little. He was born in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His childhood was tormented: his father, a Baptist minister, already very involved in the Black Liberation Movement, was murdered. Political Assassination: Malcolm X
By the early 1960s the leadership of Elijah Muhammad’s Lost Foundation had grown fat and comfortable. The minister of Harlem’s Temple #7, the spokesman for the Nation, could not shut his eyes to the ethical contradictions nor the corruption that had woven its way into the core of the movement. ibid.
In 1964 following his break with the Nation, the minister performs a pilgrimage to the sacred Mosque in Mecca. He sees multitudes of men and women of all colours and races from all over the Earth united in spirit and purpose. One humanity. One human family worshipping Allah. ibid.
80,155. He realised that the black people in the United States were not the only victims of Americanism ... The fight must leave the field of civil rights for the higher field of human rights. ibid.
There were many things that Malcolm was doing that were deemed subversive. That were deemed threatening. To the United States Government. To the Johnson administration. To Hoover’s mentality. Baba Zak A Kondo, author Unravelling the Assassination of Malcolm X
The four of us was relieved. We went to the back of the ballroom. We were told to find seats in the audience ... As that meeting was breaking up Malcolm was being introduced. He came on the stage. Two individuals about four or five rows back ... All of a sudden I see three individuals up front pumping shots at Malcolm. And they were moving from Malcolm’s right to the centre aisle. Gene Roberts, Malcolm X bodyguard
The next thing I heard was shots. I mean many shots. It sounded almost like a battlefield. Peter Bailey
‘I do believe there will be attempts on my life. They are foaming at the mouth.’ Who Killed Malcolm X I? Marked Man, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad reporting, Netflix 2020
The official account of who killed Malcolm X is not true. ibid.
A kind of menacing vibe to the whole scene. Where was this police presence? ibid.
A burly dark-skinned man walked up the stage, and pulled from under his coat a sawn-off shotgun. ibid.
No sense of urgency … Almost as if they knew this was going to happen. ibid.
The only thing they [rozzers] had was very contradictory eye-witness testimony … There was no physical evidence to speak of. ibid.
‘After they [rozzers] got [Norman] Butler, [Thomas] Johnson and [Talmadge] Hayer, the NYPD said, Case is Closed. ibid. Zak A Kondo, historian
Over the years I realised I couldn’t understand Malcolm’s murder without understanding his rise and fall in the Nation of Islam. Who Killed Malcolm X? II: Straight Man in a Crooked Game
Talmadge Heyer was the only one that was captured at the scene, and when he took the stand he told them there were actually four other accomplices plus himself. He said very clearly that the two other men being tried had nothing to do with it. ibid.
‘Folks knew the hit came out of Newark.’ ibid. Kondo
Elijah Muhammad’s children saw the Nation of Islam as their own personal cash cow. ibid.
The FBI is an important source because of how extensive their surveillance was of him. Who Killed Malcolm X? III: Black Messiah, Zaheer Ali, historian
After all of this rhetoric about an eye for an eye, you [Nation of Islam] guys did nothing. And this was escalating tensions between Malcolm and the Nation. ibid.
Malcolm was suspended from the Nation of Islam never to be reinstated. Who Killed Malcolm X? IV: Showdown
The threats against Malcolm began almost immediately. ibid.
According to Talmadge Heyer, all five of the assassins of Malcolm X came from the mosque in Newark, New Jersey. What killed Malcolm X was the sawn-off shotgun. And Talmadge Heyer says that the gun was fired by a man named William X Bradley [aka Alimustafa Shabazz]. Who Killed Malcolm X? V: Shotgun Man
When Malcolm went to Mecca the scales were falling off his eyes … ‘I no longer subscribe to the sweeping indictments of any one race.’ Who Killed Malcolm X? VI: Legacies
The FBI knew that Bradley was a lieutenant in the Mosque. Bradley is described right here in their own files. ibid.
‘It wasn’t in their [FBI] interests to identify the true killers of Malcolm X.’ ibid. Kondo