Who Killed Malcolm X

Who Killed Malcolm X is a hot new Netflix doc that tells us who pulled the trigger of the sawed-off shotgun that killed Malcolm X, which Newark mosque he was from, how he got away, how the NYPD knew Malcolm’s life was in danger and allowed him to operate, and how the FBI sowed the seeds of angry division in the Nation of Islam that led to Malcolm’s murder. I talk with the directors Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen about making the film and how the American government conspired to kill Malcolm—his top bodyguard at the end was an NYPD infiltrator and informant. A person who didn’t help identify Malcolm’s killer—a man who lived out his life in peace in Newark. A person who went on to infiltrate the Black Panthers. I can’t.


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Toure Show Ep 115

Host & Writer: Toure

Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano

Assistant Producer: Adell Coleman

Editor: Ryan Woodhall

Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington

Booker: Claudia Jean

The House: DCP Entertainment 




 

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