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Sun, 02.21.1965

Malcolm X is Killed

Malcolm X

*On this date in 1965, Black Nationalist Malcolm X was shot and killed. This happened at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem while he was preparing to speak.

He was one of the most passionate and controversial people of the 20th century. Three men arrested were later identified as members of the Nation of Islam.

A week earlier, his home was firebombed; his wife and children escaped unharmed.  Thomas Hagan was one of the men who was arrested.

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Patience...patience they all say... but will patience climb up a stair or pick up a spoon or chant a litany? ...those hollows worn in a cathedral step by the long slow... PATIENCE by Frank Horne.
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