Malcolm x dedating
He quickly rose up the ranks of the NOI, becoming the minister of the large Temple Number Seven in Harlem.
For ten years, Malcolm X remained a prominent, outspoken member of the NOI, creating controversy across the nation with his rhetoric.
” Malcolm X was put on a stretcher and carried across the street to the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Doctors tried to revive Malcolm X by opening up his chest and massaging his heart, but their attempt was unsuccessful.
Malcolm X’s body was cleaned, made presentable, and dressed in a suit so that the public could view his remains at the Unity Funeral Home in Harlem.
From Monday through Friday (February 22 to 26), long lines of people waited to get a last glimpse of the fallen leader.
After spending a year as a hunted man, Malcolm X was shot and killed during a meeting of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, on February 21, 1965.
Luckily, a policeman happened to be walking by, saved Hayer, and managed to get him into the back of a police car.
Many members of the NOI believed the message was clear: Malcolm X had to be killed.
During the year after Malcolm X had left the NOI, there had been several assassination attempts on his life, in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Around 1 p.m., he checked out of the hotel and headed for the Audubon Ballroom, where he was to speak at a meeting of his OAAU.
Exactly who shot Malcolm X has been hotly debated over the decades.
One man, Talmage Hayer, was arrested at the scene and was definitely a shooter.