Letter To Malcolm X's Death

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The Death of Malcolm X Malcolm X, a radical Black Minister, and a spokesperson for the Nation of Islam. However, after his outspoken radical ideoligies and revolutionary teachings, the Nation of Islam grew to reject Malcolm X, and resent his theories. They believed he was a black militant nationalist, who was detrimental to society, and dangerous to the well-being of Islam. The Nation of Islam started to strike against Malcolm. On Valentines Day 1965, while Malcolm and his family were all asleep, several Molotov cocktails were thrown into the windows of his home, setting fire to his house. Luckily, the whole family made it out of the house safely, and stood outside in the cold, and watched all of their worldly possessions humbly burn to the ground. Although the FBI had been made aware that Malcolm X had been targeted for assassination, no protection was around his house. Malcolm told the authorities that Members of the Nation…show more content…
It was front page news all over the country. In 1965, civil rights were not anywhere close to the progressions of today. The southern newspapers had a much mellower connotation on the sudden assassination. The northerners spoke of the murder as more of a tragedy. However, the nation was shocked. Even Martin Luther King Jr, who disagreed with Malcolm X on many issues, sent this letter to Malcolm’s wife, “While we did not always see eye to eye on methods to solve the race problem, I always had a deep affection for Malcolm and felt that he had a great ability to put his finger on the existence and the root of the problem. He was an eloquent spokesman for his point of view and no one can honestly doubt that Malcolm had a great concern for the problems we face as a race.” The assassination was a great blow to the civil rights movement of the 60’s, but with the help of Martin Luther King, the great movement reached heights never seen by the black
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