Malcolm X Breaks with the Nation of Islam

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X waiting for press conference.

June 28 - New York, NY - Malcolm X, the fiery oft-controversial minister for the Nation of Islam, announced that he has broken ties with the Nation and with Elijah Muhammad.   He stated that he had formed The Organization for Afro-American Unity, a Black nationalist party whose goals included seeking independence for all Black people throughout the Western Hemisphere.