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February 21, 2008
Feb. 21 1965 Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York.
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Feb. 21 1965 Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York.
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By David J. Garrow | February 24, 1993
MALCOLM X was shot to death 28 years ago Sunday at the Audubon Ballroom in upper Manhattan.Five men from the Nation of Islam's Temple No. 25 in Newark made up the assassination squad.The only one arrested at the scene was 23-year-old Talmadge Hayer, who was shot in the leg by one of Malcolm's bodyguards. The other four fled and were never pursued for the murder.Overlooked in the publicity avalanche that accompanied Spike Lee's film "Malcolm X" was the significant contribution that a companion book written by Mr. Lee (with Ralph Wiley)
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By GREGORY KANE | October 30, 1999
LET'S POLYGRAPH all witnesses to the Larry Hubbard shooting.Maybe that will bring some perspective. Maybe that will end some of the speculation as to what happened on Barclay Street the evening of Oct. 7, when Baltimore police Officer Barry Hamilton shot Hubbard in the back of the head as, according to police sources, Hubbard struggled to get control of Officer Robert Quick's gun. Hamilton and his partner Quick were trying to arrest Hubbard after he bolted...
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By GREGORY KANE | October 30, 1999
LET'S POLYGRAPH all witnesses to the Larry Hubbard shooting.Maybe that will bring some perspective. Maybe that will end some of the speculation as to what happened on Barclay Street the evening of Oct. 7, when Baltimore police Officer Barry Hamilton shot Hubbard in the back of the head as, according to police sources, Hubbard struggled to get control of Officer Robert Quick's gun. Hamilton and his partner Quick were trying to arrest Hubbard after he bolted...
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By GREGORY KANE | March 29, 1998
Some 33 years after he was dragged unwillingly into infamy, Norman 3X Butler is in the news again.Butler is now known as Muhammad Abdul-Aziz. On Feb. 25, 1965, police arrested him at his home and charged him with being one of the three men who had, four days earlier, shot and killed Malcolm X in Harlem's Audubon Ballroom. Abdul-Aziz was convicted, sentenced to life in prison and paroled in 1985.Abdul-Aziz is a member of the Nation of Islam. Minister Louis Farrakhan recently appointed Abdul-Aziz the Fruit of Islam captain of the Nation of Islam's Harlem mosque.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 17, 2002
NEW YORK -- In her mind, Ilyasah Shabazz's father is a montage of blurry black-and-white photographs and grainy newsreel. She did not know the man who some called a savior and some called a devil. She did not know the sound of his voice, the feel of his hair, the look of his hands. To find him for herself, she has to navigate through other people's memories. She must try to locate her family's truth in the shifting albums of history. Now Shabazz, who was 2 when her father, Malcolm X, was assassinated more than 37 years ago, is offering her stories to the world in an intimate look inside her family.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1998
The daughter of slain black leader Malcolm X criticized the lack of multicultural education in U.S. schools during a speech in Annapolis last night and urged blacks to teach their children about their "rich heritage."More than 450 people heard Ilyasah Shabazz, one of the six daughters of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, speak at the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner at Buddy's Late Night. The dinner commemorates the slain civil rights leader on his birthday and honors those who are working to keep alive his dream of a color-blind society.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 28, 1997
NEW YORK -- Betty Shabazz, widow of the slain African-American leader Malcolm X, was laid to rest yesterday afternoon with the same Sunni Muslim funeral service that marked his passing 32 years ago.Late yesterday afternoon, her casket was placed atop her husband's in a family grave at Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, a suburb 20 miles north of New York.The outpouring of emotion for Dr. Shabazz seemed to surprise even her family and friends.For a week, the mourning united this fractious city, with the most extreme of Harlem's black nationalist leaders joining the city's Republican mayor in praising her as a civil rights voice and mother of six.Old friends of the family couldn't help but contrast the warm feelings for Dr. Shabazz with the mixed reaction after Malcolm X was gunned down in the Audubon Ballroom in February 1965.
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By Story by Mary Corey and M. Dion Thompson and Story by Mary Corey and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1998
As Van Evers squeezed beside the freshly unearthed casket for the six-hour ride, one thought consumed him: He was going to see his father.He never believed he'd have this chance. Three years old when his father, Medgar Evers, was killed, Van had only faint memories of a man leaving bubble gum cigars on his bunk bed. After the murder, he would pick up the phone and ask, "Have you seen my daddy?"Now, nearly 30 years later, the body was being brought to Albany, N.Y., from Arlington National Cemetery for an autopsy to bolster a case against the accused killer.
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By David J. Garrow | February 24, 1993
MALCOLM X was shot to death 28 years ago Sunday at the Audubon Ballroom in upper Manhattan.Five men from the Nation of Islam's Temple No. 25 in Newark made up the assassination squad.The only one arrested at the scene was 23-year-old Talmadge Hayer, who was shot in the leg by one of Malcolm's bodyguards. The other four fled and were never pursued for the murder.Overlooked in the publicity avalanche that accompanied Spike Lee's film "Malcolm X" was the significant contribution that a companion book written by Mr. Lee (with Ralph Wiley)
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By CLAUDE LEWIS | September 4, 1991
Philadelphia -- It should not surprise anyone that though Malcolm X has been dead for more than a quarter-century, his impact on black life in American continues to pulsate. The latest source of controversy surrounding Malcolm is the battle being waged between the film director Spike Lee and a legion of critics.Chief among those concerned about Mr. Lee's film is the poet, author and playwright Amiri Baraka.Mr. Baraka is being a bit unfair when he argues that the African-American community is not going to allow Mr. Lee to ''trash'' the image and memory of Malcolm X ''to make middle-class Negroes sleep easier.
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By GLENN McNATT | October 10, 1992
Malcolm X made the cover of The New Yorker this week, and I was reminded of my first encounter with the strange movement with which he was for many years closely identified.It was in 1966, when the fledgling Black Students Organization at our predominantly white New England university invited Louis Farrakhan to address one of the group's regular Saturdaymeetings.Mr. Farrakhan, who had become Elijah Muhammad's spokesmen little over a year earlier, following the assassination of Malcolm in New York, arrived on campus alone, having taken the train in from nearby Boston.
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