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Civil Rights Diary: Assassination of Malcolm X

Karina Yanez

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June 18, 2013
Professor Lisa Antaki

Civil Rights Diary: Assassination of Malcolm X

Malcolm X also known as Malcolm Little. Malcolm X was killed on February 22, 1965 while he was at Audubon Ballroom fixing to give his speech. While he was fixing to give his speech there were two men that started to argue and was interrupting him. As he heard the two men arguing he said “Now, now brothers break it up. Be cool, be calm.” When everyone heard that situation three men started walking towards Malcolm and started shooting. Malcolm was shot several times and while they shot him he fell back over the chairs that he was standing in front of. Everyone just ducked down and covered their selves in some kind of way for protection while the shooters tried taking off running. As they tried running away, there were some of Malcolm’s guys that were beating the two men up as the police tried to rush in and capture them. As the police were trying to get the men, a lady discovered that Malcolm was still breathing, so they immediately took him to the hospital so they can save him. It didn’t work. Nobody really knew why the three men (Talmadge Hayer, Norman 3x Bulter, and Thomas 15x Johnson) killed Malcolm X. Still till this day they tried and figured it out but nothing. To me I feel like it had to be because he was once part of the Nation of Islam and wanted to get out because of what he was preaching. He couldn’t preach without telling the truth so therefore he had to choose. Until this day, things still haven’t really been solved. Some say it was five men that were involved in killing Malcolm but only three really didn’t it. To me, I think the truth will never come out because once someone is called your brother; you will do anything you can just to take care of them or try to keep them out of trouble. I just feel like if it was five that were involved and only three of them took the blame for it and actually did the time for it because they didn’t have anything to lose in life. Some things will just be left unsaid and we will never know what really happened.
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