THIS DAY IN OURSTORY
On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed by assassins as he was about to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. He was 39.
Malcolm X’s home in New York, in Queens, was set on fire on Feb. 14, 1965, a week before his death. The Feb. 22 New York Times presented quotations from an interview he gave on Feb. 18: “I’m a marked man. It doesn’t frighten me for myself as long as I felt they would not hurt my family. … No one can get out with out trouble, and this thing with me will be resolved by death and violence.”