On February 19, 1965, Malcom X was brutally gunned down in New York City at the Audubon Ballroom in upper Manhattan. He had been a member of the Nation of Islam (NOI) recruiting thousands of new members and building chapters throughout the country. After leaving the NOI, he founded the Muslim Mosque Incorporated and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Leading up to his death, Brother Malcolm had a transformative experience on his pilgrimage to Mecca and travels throughout Africa in 1964.
On February 16, 2015, The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO will honor the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X by hosting his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz at Jackson State University. His daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, has recently captured her father’s experience in an edited volume titled The Diary of Malcolm X. She has also written an autobiography about her life titled Growing Up X along with a children’s book titled Little Malcolm.