quote:The True History of Malcolm X and the NOI
The history of Malcolm X has been told a number of times and from many angles coming from those who loved him from a distance - but never knew him. Missing from that same history, however, are the voices of those who knew the man and were active with him in the Nation of Islam (NOI) when he was the national representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and who remain active in the NOI under the guidance of Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Some who love the revolutionary figure blame the NOI and Min. Farrakhan for Malcolm X's tragic end February 21, 1965, when he was assassinated in New York's Audobon Ballroom while giving a speech. Many who love him today only know the Malcolm X that has been sold to the public through books, movies and articles produced, written and promoted by others who also never knew the man or the circumstances of his life and times in the NOI.
Abdul Wazir Muhammad (AWM), 74, a long time NOI minister who met Malcolm X in the late 1950s and worked with, learned from and grew to love him, offers another perspective on the man that is not often presented. Still active with the NOI and a staunch supporter of Min. Farrakhan, Bro. Wazir recently spoke with The Black House News (BHN) and shared some of his recollections about the Malcolm X he knew and how that man compares with the anti-NOI hero that has been manufactured, spread and largely accepted around the world.
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