Watergate Scandal

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This vision of Malcolm X, being assassinated, On the afternoon of Feb. 21, 1965, I went to the Audubon Ballroom to hear Malcolm X speak. When I got to the ballroom, things were very unusual, there were no cops. Normally, Malcolm’s meetings were crawling with cops. I took a seat, left of the stage. When Malcolm approached the podium, he gave the normal Muslim greeting for peace. At that point a disturbance occurred in the room. Two men were standing about halfway back in the room and to the right of Malcolm on stage. One was shouting, Get your hand out of my pocket. Malcolm was trying to calm things down, when the men started running down the aisle shouting and firing a pistol at Malcolm and ran out the exit doors by the stage, to the right of Malcolm X. Suddenly I heard gunshots fired from all over the place, and I hit the floor. When I looked up, I saw Malcolm X standing up and glaring down at one of his assassins. At that point, from the corner of my eye, nearby to my left, I saw a flash from a gun as I watched Malcolm X fall down and back about 10 feet. In that instant, as Malcolm died before my eyes, I suddenly realized how big he was and I realized that he was gone. The loud screams of his wife will forever haunt me. The fatal blast came from a shotgun, came from the area where I had seen the large Black man with a navy blue-gray trench coat! When I left the hall, Malcolm’s bodyguards told me that they had caught two of the assassins. I can’t prove it but I know that the Government are responsible for killing Malcolm. He knew this was going to happen and still didn’t allow it to stop him. He defended our honor even to death.
Malcolm X was one of the greatest and most influential African American He really shaped black people’s pride in themselves back up and made me feel so connected with my African American heritage. He was our voice proclaiming everything…...

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