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Was Malcolm X murdered by cops?

“Members of Malcolm X’s family have made public what they described as a letter written by a deceased police officer stating that the New York Police Department and FBI were behind the 1965 killing of the famed Black activist and civil rights advocate,” AOL News reported on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Read story here.

Malcolm X was a prominent black activist of the 1960s, hero to some, villain to others. (Read bio here.) He was assassinated on February 21, 1965 — 56 years ago today — at age 39, the same age at which Martin Luther King Jr. died.

Three Nation of Islam members were convicted of his murder, but questions about their guilt and suspicions of police involvement have existed for decades.

The murder is still an active case, and will be “reinvestigated” after a Netflix series aired last year (see video here).

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