I watch most of Democracy Now's program this morning. The studio guest was Pro. Manning Marable. He spoke about three (3) chapters that never made it into Malcolm X's Autobiography and a "conspiracy" to paint a particular, more sanitized picture of Malcolm X's life, particularly in regards to the beliefs he held during his last days with us.
Dr. Marable alluded to COINTELPRO and J. Edgar Hoover's decree to "stop the rise of a Black Messiah." He also indicated how Alex Haley was possibly implicated in trying to mold a more "palatable" image for Malcolm X with the FBI weighing heavily in that Image Equation.
Dr. Marable says half of the information the FBI had on Malcolm hasn't been released to the public. So too are the three missing chapters from Malcolm's autobiography -- private property of a Detroit lawyer.
What does this say about how our leaders have been and are undermined?