Malcolm X

  • Malcolm X Returns to the Opera Stage

    Anthony Davis's 1985 opera "X" was slow to catch on in the American repertory, a fact that would have been no surprise to its subject. 

  • Did A Black Undercover NYPD Detective Unwittingly Aid Malcolm X’s Assassination?

    A posthumous letter attributed to former NYPD Detective Ray Wood details a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of two of Malcolm X's bodyguards days before his assassination. Debate has raged if the letter is authentic and, if it is, if it reflects NYPD involvement in a conspiracy to kill Malcolm. 

  • Beyond the Myth of Malcolm X (review essay)

    A new biography of Malcolm X sets his political thought in the context of the midcentury Black communities where he lived and how his Black contemporaries saw him. 

  • ‘Ten Days in Harlem’: An Interview with Historian Simon Hall

    An interview with historian Simon Hall examines the links between revolutionary Cuba, anticolonial rebellion, and civil rights militancy in the United States as revealed by Fidel Castro's 10-day visit to Harlem and the United Nations in 1960.

  • Missing Malcolm X Writings, Long a Mystery, Are Sold

    The unpublished material, or at least some of it, has suddenly emerged and was offered for sale at a Manhattan auction house, along with another artifact that scholars have never seen: the manuscript for the published book, which bears dense traces of Mr. Haley’s and Malcolm X’s complex negotiations over the finished text.

  • Excavation of Malcolm X Home Yields Link to Colonial Past

    An excavation on the site of Malcolm X’s boyhood Boston-area home has yielded historical links not to the civil rights activist’s past, but to older periods of history – which could include the Colonial era.

  • Who Killed Malcolm X? And Why?

    by Fatima Begum

    “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such, I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”