Farrakhan admits complicity in malcolm x's murder to his daughter so ran the headline of a story in thursday's edition of the sun, telling of a 60 minutes interview scheduled to run on cbs. Essay about cointelpro and the assassination of malcolm x intelligence program and the assassination of malcolm x during the early 1950's, malcolm x was the top spokesman for the black nationalist muslim group called the nation of islam (noi. - malcolm x on may, 19, 1925 malcolm x was born malcolm little in omaha, nebraska by 1942 malcolm was coordinating various criminal acts by 1946 malcolm had been convicted of robbery, and sent to charlestown prison where he was to serve seven years. Cointelpro revisited - spying & disruption in black and white: the fbi papers following are transcripts of official fbi cointelpro documents obtained under the freedom of information act the march 4, 1968 communique was sent out by j edgar hoover himself just one month before the assassination of martin luther king, jr.
This essay does not directly deal with the malcolm x assassination, but it establishes that the fbi has a history of involvement in assassinations of black leaders this history raises the probability of fbi involvement in the murder of malcolm x. Malcolm x (1925-1965) was an american muslim minister and human rights activistto his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white america in the harshest terms for its crimes against black americans detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. Home » fbi cointelpro - january 22, 1969 [note: in this january 22, 1969 previously classified memo, the fbi takes credit for counter intelligence efforts leading to the murder of malcolm x the following is a text reproduction of original fbi document. Cointelpro revisited - spying & disruption in black and white: the fbi papers following are transcripts of official fbi cointelpro documents obtained under the freedom of information act.
Cointelpro kept track of king just as it did malcolm x and hampton the president john f kennedy assassination records collection, which houses materials related to kennedy's assassination. Cointelpro papers show us that these police infiltrators of radical organizations worked to try to disrupt the organizations through things like instigating infighting, acting crazy to make the. Although george breitman's the assassination of malcolm x is a good primer on the basic facts, the best book on the assassination of malcolm x is karl evanzz' 1992 book the judas factor: the plot to kill malcolm x evanzz had access to the fbi's complete file on malcolm x and knows the subject matter intimately. On february 20, 1965, the night before the assassination, ali met with talmadge hayer, one of the men convicted of killing malcolm x gene roberts, one of malcolm's chiefs of security, was an nypd undercover cop roberts was an agent with nypds bureau of special services (boss), a super-secret political intelligence unit nicknamed the red squad. Malcolm x was supposed to give a speech at the audubon ballroom in new york on feb 21, 1965 when he was fatally shot by men allegedly associated with the nation of islam.
Malcolm x, the man who grew to national notoriety for his embrace of militant, separatist approach to addressing civil rights and inequality for us blacks in the 1950s and 1960s, was. The civil rights & black liberation movements & cointelpro preface: there is a great deal of information, and a number of excellent curriculum projects and activities on the civil rights movement.
The assassination of malcolm x essay 1102 words mar 11th, 2011 5 pages on february 21, 1965, malcolm x was assassinated after delivering a speech to the organisation (the spelling used by the group) of african-american unity. Malcolm x addressing students at the london school of economics, 1965 malcolm x viewed the struggle of african americans as an economic and social struggle for human rights and not limited to just a struggle for civil fights. During the early 1950's, malcolm x was the top spokesman for the black nationalist muslim group called the nation of islam (noi) as the national representative of the noi, malcolm x attracted the media spotlight by speaking out against the injustices that were being inflicted upon black americans in the united states (haley 225.
The crowning achievements of the fbi's cointelpro (counter-intelligence) program, during the 1960s, were the assassinations of the rev dr martin luther king jr and malcolm x. Cointelpro (portmanteau derived from counter intelligence program) (1956-1971) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the united states federal bureau of investigation (fbi) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. Assassination of malcolm x, the / breitman, smith, porter the fbi's secret war on political freedom cointelpro is the first book to disclose, in. After malcolm x's assassination and the watts uprisings, karenga founded the us organization on september 7, 1965 it insisted that african americans formed a cultural nation in need of a black cultural revolution as well as black power.
Citing the assassinated malcolm x as an example, hoover directed all of the bureau's offices to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, and otherwise neutralize african american organizations and. Over thirty years ago, malcolm x (1965) and dr martin luther king, jr (1968) were assassinated in the case of malcolm x, several members of the nation of islam (noi) were convicted of the assassination. Analyzing the the malcolm x assassination in the context of the fbi's counter intelligence program and the united states government's criminal war against dissent cointelpro (an acronym for counter intelligence program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the united.