Today In History- February 21

Today In History- February 21


Malcolm X is assassinated in New York City by members of the Nation of Islam.

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Malcolm X assasinated by Nation of Islam after controversial actions.

  • New York City, New York

After years of conflict within the Nation of Islam, on Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X is assasinated while giving a speech in the Audobon Ballroom in New York.  Accomplished by members of his own organization, Malcolm X (whose real name was Malcolm Little) had come into conflict with the Nation of Islam, given his radical tirades of black supermacy and extreme racism against other ethnicities.

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