Commenced in 2010, 365-50 is a 5 year celebration of the life of Malcolm X which will lead up to the 50th anniversary of his tragic assassination that occurred February 21, 1965, inside Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom.
The Mission of 365-50.com is to celebrate the life and work of Malcolm X, and bring awareness to the lasting impact Malcolm X has made across the world.
In 1992 attorney Gregory Reed purchased the original manuscripts of The Autobiography of Malcolm X at the sale of the Haley Estate. The manuscripts included three “missing chapters”, that were omitted from the original text. In a 1964 letter to his publisher, Haley had described these chapters as, “the most impact material of the book, some of it rather lava-like”. According to professor Manning Marable, the missing chapters were “dictated and written” during Malcolm X’s final months in the Nation of Islam. In them, according to Marable, Malcolm X proposed the establishment of a union of African American civic and political organizations. Marable wonders whether this project might have led some within the Nation of Islam and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to try to silence Malcolm X. According to Marable, Malcolm X was a “committed internationalist” and “black nationalist” at the end of his life, and not an “integrationist” as those close to orthodox Sunni Islam, and the “integrationist perspective of Alex Haley” have suggested.
In April 2010, the New York Post reported that the missing chapters would be published with a foreword by Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz.
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