Malcolm X assassinated! If you were a controversial political figure in 1960’s in America, it was very likely you would end up in a rain of bullets. Malcolm X, the fiery leader of the Afro-American Organization Unity, who had outraged the world of white people in America with his speeches on racial issues, was the victim because of the threat posed by the power of his beliefs.
Malcolm X was born in 1925, named Malcolm Little. His father, who was a Baptist minister, was killed six years later by white racists, and the family was divided and the children were given to care. Although he was a brilliant student, his dream of becoming a lawyer was shattered when a professor explained that he was just a “nigger” and that it would be better to be a carpenter instead. Disappointed by the education, he began to commit small crimes. While he was jailed for robbery, Little started to read about the Islam Nation. Its beliefs regarding the independence of black and the need for a racial classification arouse his curiosity, and in 1952, when he was released, he entered in the Nation Islam. He gave up his last name because it was a sign of slavery, replacing it with a simple “X”.
Malcolm X had been raised fast in the ranks of the Nation, becoming the spokesperson of the organization. But after the heated comments about the assassination of Kennedy, his boss, Elijah Muhammed suspended him. Malcolm took advantage of this to establish his own organization and, when the suspension was over did not return to Nation.
If Martin Luther King Jr. believed in nonviolence and the integration of black man in a white America, Malcolm X disturbed the white people society saying that Negroes were superior in all points of view. He traveled the world, holding speeches in the Middle East and winning support for an UN motion in which South Africa and the U.S. were convicted of violating human rights by the way they treat black people. These beliefs had made Malcolm X many enemies. Their hatred reached its climax on February 21th 1965 in the Audubon Ballroom in New York.
At the beginning of the meeting, in the front of the scene Malcolm X spoke on a fight. While trying to calm spirits, a group of five assassins rose from their public seats and shot him. Malcolm X died a short time after, another character disappearing from the leaders which threaten the system in the 1960’s.
Although there was a hospital opposite the Audubon Ballroom, a half an hour passed before a rescue team arrived.
Malcolm X assassinated – J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBU unmanly not trust Malcolm X, because he represented a force that didn’t have anything in common with his vision about America. A counter intelligence program developed, sponsored by the FBI, to prevent a “black Messiah” like Malcolm X from unify the emancipation moves of black people. As Malcolm X brought more and more with Martin Luther King, the FBI may have decided that X’s murder was the only way to stop the formation of a unified front of the black population.
Malcolm X assassinated – The prospect of a UN motion where the U.S. and South Africa would be convicted of violating the human rights, seemed very close. This would have been embarrassing to the U.S. By assassinating most ferocious supporter of the motion, Malcolm X, the U.S. could then get rid of the problem. On the 13th of March 1965, Leon Ameer, a member of the Unity Organization of Afro-Americans, said he had evidence that Malcolm X assassination had links with the government.
In the U.S., if you’re black and talk about human rights, then you are a radical who’s asking to be shot. If you are white, you are backer of humanitarian causes. You do not need to appeal to a conspiracy to explain this awful truth.