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It Happened Today in New York City…

02-21 MalcolmOn February 21, 1965, legendary civil rights leader and pillar of Harlem society, Malcolm X, was shot and killed while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom. He was 39. The Audubon still stands and the spot where Malcolm fell is commemoratively marked. The Harlem thoroughfare, Lenox Avenue, has since been renamed Malcolm X Boulevard and The Autobiography of Malcolm X is considered one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.

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