Today in History Malcolm X was Assassinated, Watch ‘Make it Plain’ (Full Documentary)

Feb 21st, 1965, 39-year-old Malcolm X was assassinated at a ballroom in New York City while addressing the OAAU (Organization of Afro-American Unity) he founded alongside John Henrik Clarke.

The charismatic black nationalist leader converted to the Nation of Islam during his time in prison. He repudiated the Nation and embraced Sunni Islam in 1964, but continued to embrace Pan-Africanism, self-defense and self-determination.

Almost a year later, he was assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam.