On February 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam.
As Black History month comes to a close this week we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge on of the most courageous and outspoken African-Americans in our history. CrackTracks presents a six track tribute to the fallen leader with some of his most poignant interviews laid over inspiring beats.
Malcolm X: More than the “any means necessary” mantra that has become his enduring legacy; Malcolm X was eloquent, proud, and a messenger!
A powerful black leader who fought for human rights. He turned ideas into a compelling vision that, combined with his personal charisma, attracted many people to his cause.
Malcolm’s journey came to an untimely end on this day in 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City,
as he prepared to speak at a political meeting.
Malcolm X died, in the end, how he lived: working, teaching and inspiring ordinary black people.
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