23 February 2021 - Malcolm X family says letter shows NYPD and FBI conspired in his murder
Malcolm X’s family reveals letter they say shows NYPD, FBI assassination involvement
Sydney Trent (The Washington Post, 22/02/2021)
Family members of Malcolm X have revealed a letter written by a New York police officer that they say shows the NYPD and the FBI were behind the 1965 assassination of the famed Black leader.
The 2011 letter by the now-dead officer, Raymond A. Wood, stated that Wood had been compelled by his supervisors at the New York Police Department to coax two members of Malcolm X’s security team into committing crimes, leading to their arrests just a few days before the assassination. They were then unable to secure the entry to New York’s Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X had been speaking when he was killed.
Family of Malcolm X releases letter alleging NYPD and FBI involvement in his assassination
N'dea Yancey-Bragg (USA Today, 22/02/2021)
The family of Black civil rights leader Malcolm X is calling for a thorough investigation into his murder after unveiling new evidence alleging the New York police and the FBI conspired in his 1965 assassination.
Three of Malcom X's daughters joined nationally known civil rights attorney Ben Crump at a press conference Saturday where relatives of a former New York police officer read a letter that alleged the New York Police Department and the FBI covered up details of the assassination.
Malcolm X's family says newly released letter proves FBI conspired with NYPD in his murder
Anagha Srikanth (The Hill, 22/01/2021)
Days before the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, his family is calling to reopen the investigation after a former police officer implicated the NYPD and FBI in a deathbed letter.
Raymond Wood, a former NYPD officer, left the letter in the custody of his cousin, Reginald Wood Jr., to be shared after his death.
“Any evidence that provides greater insight into the truth behind that terrible tragedy should be thoroughly investigated,” Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm's daughters, said during a press conference.
Who Killed Malcolm X? New Questions Raised About Assassination of Black Leader
Benjamin Fearnow (Newsweek, 21/02/2021)
The three daughters of slain Civil Rights-era leader Malcolm X are calling for the investigation into his murder to be re-opened, citing a deathbed confession from a former undercover police officer who said the NYPD and FBI conspired to kill the Black activist in 1965.
Three Nation of Islam members were convicted in the murder of Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little), which took place at Washington Heights' Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965—exactly 56 years ago this Sunday.