Malcolm X Assassinated

This is where Malcolm X was standing when assassins struck--Note bullet holes in rostrum.

February 21 - Harlem, NY - While speaking at the Audubon Ballroom, Malcolm X was assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam in front of his wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz, and his daughters.   Soon after, The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley , (who later published Roots ) which was originally published in 1964, becomes an instant classic.