MALCOLM X: Political Assassination TV - Baba Zak A Kondo - Gene Roberts - Peter Bailey -
80,152. 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. (Malcolm X & Nation of Islam & Assassinations) Political Assassination: Malcolm X
80,153. 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. (Malcolm X & Nation of Islam & Assassinations) ibid.
80,154. 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. (Malcolm X & Nation of Islam & Assassinations) 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. (Malcolm X & Assassinations) ibid.
80,156. 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. (Malcolm X & Assassinations) Baba Zak A Kondo, author Unravelling the Assassination of Malcolm X
80,160. 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. (Malcolm X & Assassinations) Gene Roberts, Malcolm X bodyguard
80,161. The next thing I heard was shots. I mean many shots. It sounded almost like a battlefield. (Malcolm X & Assassinations) Peter Bailey