Anniversary of the Killing of Malcolm X The civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated 40 years ago Monday in New York. Malcolm X was both charismatic and feared, and he advocated black power as a response to white racism. His family plans to convert the ballroom where he was killed -- into a history and educational center. Malcolm X would have been 80 years old this year.
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Anniversary of the Killing of Malcolm X

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Anniversary of the Killing of Malcolm X

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The civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated 40 years ago Monday in New York. Malcolm X was both charismatic and feared, and he advocated black power as a response to white racism. His family plans to convert the ballroom where he was killed — into a history and educational center. Malcolm X would have been 80 years old this year.