21st FEBRUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

February 21st ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1965: Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, was assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, in New York City on the 21st February 1965. Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the black nationalist ideals of Marcus Garvey. Threats from the Ku Klux Klan forced Malcolm’s family to move to Lansing, Michigan, where his father continued to preach his controversial sermons while still receiving threats. In 1931 Malcolm’s father was brutally murdered by the white supremacist Black Legion, and Michigan authorities refused to prosecute those responsible. In 1937 Malcolm was taken from his family by welfare caseworkers. Read more about Malcolm X  | & see more about history on this day in the video…