Video Surfaces of African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X, who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement and best known for his time spent as a vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam calling White Liberals “THE MOST DANGEROUS thing to the negro in the Western Hemisphere.”
Malcolm X has been a widely celebrated figure within African-American and Muslim American communities for his pursuit of racial justice. He was posthumously honored with Malcolm X Day, on which he is commemorated in various cities across the United States. Hundreds of streets and schools in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, while the Audubon Ballroom, the site of his assassination, was partly redeveloped in 2005 to accommodate the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.
On February 19, 1965, Malcolm X told interviewer Gordon Parks that the Nation of Islam was actively trying to kill him. On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the OAAU in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when someone in the 400-person audience yelled, “Nigger! Get your hand outta my pocket!” As Malcolm X and his bodyguards tried to quell the disturbance, a man rushed forward and shot him once in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun and two other men charged the stage firing semi-automatic handguns.
Malcom X: “The white liberal is the most dangerous thing to the negro in the Western Hemisphere” He saw right through them. So do I pic.twitter.com/mJvv5AZKrW
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) May 4, 2021