On This Day: Malcolm X Assassinated

On This Day: Malcolm X Assassinated

There are 47 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Feb 23, 2009, titled On This Day: Malcolm X Assassinated. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X, a former Nation of Islam leader, was assassinated by Black Muslims in New York.

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Mount Juliet, TN

#23 Sep 19, 2009

Cambridge, MA

#24 Sep 19, 2009
His full name was not Malcolm X, but rather, Malcolm Xcrement. The X was short for Xcrement.

United States

#25 Sep 19, 2009
Queen Pearl wrote:
To those of you who do not know, Malcolm X was one of the most important Black leaders in his time. He offered Black people an alternative to integration, which is called Black nationalism! Those of you who ascribe to being called "white" are nationalist because prior to this delineation, you were French, English, Irish, Italian, etc. To believe in Black Nationalism is not to hate anyone. It is to love, admire and respect one's own kind. A look at the history of Black people at the time of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. reveals lynching, segregation, vicious and crippling discrimination and racism, and numerous other human atrocities as well as insanities. Can you imagine going into the woods where no one is around and see a outhouse labeled "FOR WHITES ONLY" ? Well, I was born in 1954 and this is what my friends who traveled down South saw. Can you imagine having a college education and not being able to get a job in your profession because you are a Negro instead of a White person? Well, this is what my grandparents went through. She was destined to work as a housekeeper doing day's work in a white woman's house and my grandfather died from lung cancer because instead of being able to use his college education as a teacher, he was forced to become a painter to support his growing family.(remember, birth control was not available to poor Black people back then).
This is just a sample of the lives of Black people in America not too long ago. It would be good if some of you people investigate the history of the times prior to expressing your opinions. Ignorance is not bliss I don't care how your were informed.
A Black woman who was born in 1954!
'to support his growing family'

so he was smart enough to get a college degree, but not smart enough to keep the size of his family down??? typical
Rashad X

Hammond, IN

#26 Jan 31, 2010
omg MALCOLM im ur wife!you cant just DIE!!!!!

Wallingford, PA

#27 Feb 21, 2010
Proof that getting outside of our boxes can change our perspectives

Wallingford, PA

#28 Feb 21, 2010
He change from militant to man imbracing brotherhood of Mankind proves what can happen when we get outside of our boxes- our small minds..
Jim Munn

Gloucester, MA

#29 Feb 22, 2010
That unforgettable, long-ago Sunday afternoon
A remembrance and appreciation
By Jim Munn
I was sitting in a neighborhood tavern in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., eating a bowl of chili and nursing a beer, when word came over the establishment's little black and white television set that the controversial African-American champion of civil and human rights, El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, had only a few minutes earlier been assassinated by a gunman or gunmen at the Audubon Ballroom in uptown Manhattan.
The date was Sunday, February 21, 1965, the time about 3:30 in the afternoon, and I was a 26-year-old working my first civilian job after receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in December of 1963.
That grim announcement remains a moment that I will never forget. Seated around me at the bar were five or six other men, all of them older, and all of them, like me, white.
Already the afternoon had been dreary enough, what with the gray mist hanging over the nearby railroad overpass and street outside. But now, with the grim, tersely-worded announcement of Malcolm X's killing, a death-like pall suddenly covered the room like a shroud.
Though stunned by news of the murder of yet another well-known black American, what instantly struck me at the time was the response of those seated alongside me in the tavern, the eyes of each man fixed, as though in a trance, on the tv screen at the back of the bar.
Strangely, not one of the men uttered even so much as a word. There were no joyful hoops or hollering, as might have been expected from a group of older, working-class white men 45 years ago. Instead, my unknown companions just sat there as lifeless as plaster-cast statues throughout the entire depressing broadcast.
Having first learned of Malcolm X by way of a network TV news report seen while stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. two summers earlier, it will always be my feeling that the seemingly emotionless reaction of the bar patrons in Poughkeepsie that day reflected something in the way of a compliment to a man many whites considered, and often called, a pariah.
But that is not at all how I saw the man. What I saw in Malcolm X was a man whose fearlessness and uncompromising language in confronting head-on the shamefully unjust racial climate, attitudes, and conditions of his era was not only heroic, but also entirely American in both nature and spirit.
Three years ago, while at the Armory in New York City participating in the New Balance National Scholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships, I took a time-out to go visit the nearby Audubon Ballroom's new Malcolm X Museum, then still under construction.
I suppose it was something in the way of a pilgrimage. Forty-two years after watching the TV broadcast announcing Malcolm X's assassination, I found myself standing, once again motionless and in silence--only this time near the very spot where that great champion of freedom's lifeless, bullet-riddled body had been hurriedly placed on a police gurney, then rushed by foot to Columbia University's Presbyterian Medical Center, just two blocks away.
Sadly, the shocking murder of Malcolm X on that dreary, fog-enshrouded, long-ago Sunday afternoon cut short the promise of one of the most courageous and important leaders in American history, a man who pointed to an evil that existed, and still exists, in our society and warned of the consequences were that evil not stood up to and eradicated.
Perhaps one day America will come to appreciate just how much El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or Malcolm X, as perhaps he is more widely known and remembered, meant, and still means, to all of us.
Jim Munn, a Gloucester Daily Times columnist, is the boys' track & field coach at Gloucester High School.

Concord, NH

#30 Mar 10, 2010
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Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#31 Mar 10, 2010
He was murdered on this day, by his own people.....at least they did something right.

Perkasie, PA

#33 Apr 14, 2010
Perhaps your Malcolm X can tell us what white people are capable of and where our strengths lay. Malcolm X, the most prominent speaker of the black community who was no fool and no dummy recognized that inside us we have what is takes to succeed and prosper. From his Autobiography published in 1965, in the paperback edition on page 268 in paragraph 2, he is quoted as saying:“The white man-give him his due-has an extraordinary intelligence, an extraordinary cleverness. His world is full of proof of it. You can't name a thing the white man can't make. You can hardly name a scientific problem he can't solve. Here he is now solving the problems of sending men exploring into outer space-and returning them safely to earth.”

We have recently had a black elected President of the United States. The majority of voters, the one's who cared enough to vote at all, made their decision and he is in office. Fine, good for him. If he can do what other President's were unable or unwilling to do then maybe this kind of change is what we so desperately need. I hope he does very well. God knows because of all the other so-called Presidents that we were all foolish enough to put in office, he's got one big mess to clean up. Obama, with our help and advice to guide him through, could very well be the best President we ever had. You know, we Americans can be a very capable people, we wish to be. We only lack the light to show us the way. Obama could be the instrument of deliverance we so desperately crave to start tearing and ripping away the cobwebs of countless decades of darkness and ignorance. It is he which we could use to brilliantly illuminate the once believed “impenetrable” murk of poverty and stupidity. Let's give him a chance not only because he deserves it, but because we deserve it! Because if the word “ignorant” means:“One doesn't care to know,” then we are all guilty of this emotion.

North Vancouver, Canada

#34 Apr 14, 2010
Mac. X lol

It was the Muslims who sold the black slaves to the white people

Muhammed had many slaves

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#35 Apr 14, 2010

United States

#36 Apr 29, 2010
Everybody is racist about something!! It is a free country so be racist!!!When people act like jungle animals it forces others to be racist.
Donnie Wingo

Emmaus, PA

#37 May 1, 2010
Weren't we all lucky. Isn't Obama related to him? Oh, that's right, Obama isn't an American, but he is a muslim.

Austin, TX

#38 Nov 9, 2010
suck it
gi joe

Colorado Springs, CO

#39 Feb 14, 2011
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Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#40 Feb 22, 2011
Malcolm X must be so proud. The A.C.O.R.N. didn't fall too far from the tree.


Bath, UK

#41 Mar 8, 2011

Cinderford, UK

#43 Apr 10, 2011
RIP Rest in peace aka Rest in Paradise. Malcolm X EL HaJ Malik Shabaz You will always be remembered as one of the heroes of the oppressed people Lion prince of Black People and Islam.

Romford, UK

#44 May 23, 2011
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Malcolm X - Ballot or Bullet

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